The Crusaders are in Johannesburg for the 3rd of their three match tour of South Africa.
With one win and one loss on tour this game is all but do or die for the Crusaders. A loss would see them drop no lower than 10th on the log and even at this late stage of the tournament there is still a chance of them being in with a chance of making the play-offs from 10th spot, should other results go their way.
The Lions can move out of the bottom three with a win, losing Captain Cobus Grobbelaar today will be a massive blow though.
Will the Crusaders bounce back from their shock defeat to the Cheetahs, even without Richie McCaw?
Or will stand in Captain Jaque Fourie lead his side to a pride boosting victory?
Venue: Coca Cola Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 15:00 Local Time
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
ARs: Willie Roos (South Africa), Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
15 Louis Ludik, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Jaque Fourie (Captain), 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Jannie Boshoff, 10 André Pretorius, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Ernst Joubert, 6 Johan van Deventer, 5 Anton van Zyl, 4 Jannes Labuschagne, 3 Lawrence Sephaka, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
16 Hans van Dyk, 17 Gert Muller, 18 Gerhard Mostert, 19 Robert Kruger, 20 Chris Jonck, 21 Earl Rose, 22 Michael Killian.
15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Jared Payne, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Colin Slade, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 Jonathan Poff, 6 Kieran Read (captain), 5 Isaac Ross, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Jason Macdonald, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
16 Dan Perrin, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Ross Filipo, 19 Michael Paterson, 20 Kahn Fotuali’i, 21 Adam Whitelock, 22 Hamish Gard.