Rugby: Blues halfback Bryn Hall confirms Crusaders switch

Blues halfback Bryn Hall attempts to evade the tackle of Liam Squire. Photo / Jason Oxenham
Blues halfback Bryn Hall attempts to evade the tackle of Liam Squire. Photo / Jason Oxenham

Blues halfback Bryn Hall has confirmed that he will move to the Crusaders next year.

As revealed by the Herald recently, Hall will make the move to help fill the hole left by the retirement of Andy Ellis. Augustine Pulu's impending arrival from the Chiefs to the Blues also makes the transfer a timely one for Hall.

Crusaders Coach Todd Blackadder said the experience and leadership that Hall offered made him an ideal replacement for Ellis.

"With Andy's departure there is no doubt that we lose a significant amount of leadership and maturity but Bryn is the ideal person to fill that gap, both on the field and off it," he said. "We have two very talented halfbacks in Mitchell Drummond and Leon Fukofuka, and Bryn will bring his own set of impressive skills to contribute to and complement the group. We can see him being a great fit in our environment."

Hall, who has been at the Blues for four seasons, and is a former Junior All Black captain, said: "I will obviously be sad to leave the Blues where my Super Rugby career kicked off, however I am thrilled to have been offered this opportunity to join the Crusaders and continue progressing my playing career there."

- NZ Herald

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