Three Australian players have finally been granted a UK Visa to play for the Crusaders.
25 March 2011
Crusaders’ Australian trio secure UK Visa approval
The Crusaders' have received a significant boost after news that three Australian players have finally been granted a UK Visa.
The three players, Rhys Hanbury, Frank Winterstein and Hep Cahill, have already missed the opening six weeks of the season because of UK Visa delays.
The trio has now received the paperwork from the UK Border Agency and is expected to arrive in the country in the next few days, and could be in time to face Salford at the Racecourse Ground on Saturday week.
Coach Iestyn Harris's said the three players will be a massive boost for the team after a long and frustrating process trying to get them over to the UK.
Hanbury and Winterstein played important roles in Crusaders' eighth-placed finish in 2010, and Cahill is a new addition to the club.