• Same again for Saders

    The Crusaders have named an unchanged side to take on the Waratahs in Saturday's Super Rugby final in Sydney.

    They will meet for the first time this season in this final clash of the competition.

    Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder said the fact that the two teams haven't played each other yet this season just adds to the excitement of the occasion.

    'There is an unknown element given that we haven't played the Waratahs so far this year, but that goes for both teams,' he said.

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

    Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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    Simon Borchardt