Owen Franks made his 100th appearance for the Crusaders when they played the Highlanders in Christchurch on Saturday night, April 11th.
Franks, 27, who made his debut for the Crusaders against the Western Force in 2009, was picked for the All Blacks later that season and is now considered one of the world’s premier tighthead props.
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Coach Todd Blackadder said of Owen before this momentous event “Everyone will want to make this a special occasion for Owen because he gives so much to this team.”
“He leads the way with his professionalism and dedication and provides an outstanding mentor to other members of the team.”
“He gives 100 percent every single day, both in his preparation and when he plays. I know that Owen will approach this game the same way as he approaches every game, but we will take some time afterwards to mark this important milestone with him and show our appreciation for the immense contribution he makes to this team.”
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The entire Franks Brothers CrossFIT and rugby community are now and always, extremely proud of Owen. And keep watching………there is much more to come!