Crusaders prop Joe Moody has been ruled out of their quarter-final against the Sharks with a knee injury.
Moody suffered the injury, which kept him out of the 54-17 victory over the Blues on Saturday, against the Highlanders earlier this month.
However, there was positive news for Kieran Read and Ryan Crotty, who suffered wrist and thumb injuries during the Blues game.
Both players are expected to be fit to face the Sharks in Christchurch on Saturday.
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