Coach Scott Robertson has made two changes to his starting XV for the Vodacom Super Rugby final against the Jaguares in Christchurch.
All Blacks Scott Barrett (finger) and Ryan Crotty (thumb) sustained injuries in the semi-final against the Hurricanes last week. They will be sidelined for six and eight weeks, respectively.
Mitchell Dunshea will replace Barrett in the second row, while Braydon Ennor – who recently received a call-up to the All Blacks squad – will start in the midfield. Jack Goodhue will shift to No 12 with Ennor starting at 13.
Utility back Will Jordan comes on to the bench.
Crusaders – 15 David Havili, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Braydon Ennor, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 4 Mitchell Dunshea, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody.
Subs: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 George Bower, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Jordan Taufua, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Will Jordan.
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