Matt Todd will start at openside flank for the Crusaders against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.
Todd replaces Richie McCaw, who was ruled out following a head knock in the game against the Blues last weekend.
In the only other change to the starting lineup, Andy Ellis regains the No 9 jersey with Mitchell Drummond moving to the bench.
Prop Wyatt Crockett will play his 150th game for the Crusaders.
Crusaders – 15 Tom Taylor, 14 David Havili, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Dan Carter, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Subs: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Jimmy Tupou, 20 Luke Whitelock, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Kieron Fonotia, 23 Nafi Tuitavake.
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