Coach Scott Robertson has made three changes to the Crusaders lineup for Friday’s game against the Vodacom Bulls.
Robertson has named an unchanged forward pack, with Matt Todd again captaining the team in the absence of Samuel Whitelock.
In the backs, Richie Mo’unga and Ryan Crotty return at flyhalf and inside centre respectively, which sees Mitch Hunt and Braydon Ennor move to the reserves and Jack Goodhue switch back to centre.
The final change is at fullback, where David Havili starts in place of Will Jordan, who didn’t travel to South Africa due to a foot injury sustained in the Sharks match.
Crusaders – 15 David Havili, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd (c), 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Mitchell Dunshea, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody.
Subs: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 Harry Allan, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Whetu Douglas, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Braydon Ennor.
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