The Crusaders side is unchanged for the Vodacom Super Rugby semi-final against the Hurricanes in Christchurch.
Coach Scott Robertson has opted to stick with the same team that beat the Highlanders 38-14 in the quarter-final last week. A victory will earn the Cantabrians passage to the decider, as well as an opportunity to play for a third-successive title.
Jordan Taufua will play his 100th match for the Crusaders. The game will mark the flank’s 98th Super Rugby match. He also featured in mid-year matches against England and the British & Irish Lions.
Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Reece, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 4 Scott Barrett, 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 Braydon Ennor.
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