McCaw in, Carter at flyhalf

Richie McCaw will return for the Crusaders, while Dan Carter will start at No 10 against the Bulls at Loftus on Saturday.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has made five changes to the side that thrashed the Cheetahs in Christchurch.

McCaw replaces Matt Todd on the side of the scrum, while Tom Taylor comes in at inside centre, with Carter shifting to flyhalf and Colin Slade offering back-up from the bench.

Among the forwards, Joe Moody and Ben Funnell come into the front row at the expense of Wyatt Crockett and Codie Taylor, who drop to the bench.

Crusaders – 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Kieron Fonotia, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Tom Taylor, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Richie McCaw, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Ben Funnell, 1 Joe Moody.
Subs: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Wyatt Crockett,18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Jimmy Tupou, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Colin Slade, 23 David Havili.

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