The Crusaders welcome back Richie McCaw to face the Reds in Christchurch today.
Both Andy Ellis and Richie McCaw have passed late fitness tests to be included in the starting lineup that will face the Reds this morning.
A bonus point win for the crusaders will propel them into a semi-final spot, where they might stay if other results go their way this weekend. A loss will see their chance of making the 2009 playoffs disappear completely, the first time since 2001 and only the fourth time ever that Crusaders would not make the playoffs.
In the unlikely event of a Reds win we will see South African sides fill the three bottom spots on the log.
Kick-off: 19:35 Local time, 09:35 SA Time
Referee:Chris Pollock (NZ)
Touch judges: Keith Brown (NZ), Kane McBride (NZ)
TMO: James McPhail (NZ)
15 Leon MacDonald, 14 Jared Payne, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Adam Whitelock, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 Richie McCaw, 6 Kieran Read, 5 Isaac Ross, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Jason Macdonald, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
16 Daniel Perrin, 17 Bronson Murray, 18 Michael Paterson, 19 Jonathan Poff/Ross Filipo, 20 Kahn Fotuali’i 21 Sean Maitland, 22 Hamish Gard.
15 Quade Cooper, 14 Brando Va’aulu, 13 Charlie Fetoai, 12 Anthony Faingaa, 11 Rodney Davies, 10 Ben Lucas, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Leroy Houston, 7 TBC, 6 Ezra Taylor, 5 Adam Byrnes, 4 Van Humphries, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Sean Hardman (captain), 1 Ben Daley.
16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Greg Holmes, 18 Robert Simmons, 19 Scott Higginbotham/Andrew Shaw, 20 Richard Kingi, 21 Ben Tapuai, 22 Anthony Sauer.