The Crusaders team to take on the Hurricanes this weekend has been announced with a few changes due to injuries seeing the likes of Dan Carter and Kieran Read missing out.
SuperXV.com reports that Carter, Israel Dagg, Tom Marshall and Read will all miss the match due to injury, with Captain Richie McCaw shifting to the back of the scrum, while Matt Todd comes into the starting fifteen. Tom Taylor comes back into the starting line-up at flyhalf, with Sean Maitland taking over fullback duty.
Wyatt Crockett will make his 100th appearance in Super Rugby when running onto the park, while there is a possible debut in line for Patrick Osborne, who is on the bench.
Crusaders: 1. Wyatt Crockett, 2. Corey Flynn, 3. Ben Franks, 4. Luke Romano, 5. Samuel Whitelock, 6. George Whitelock, 7. Matt Todd, 8. Richie McCaw (c), 9. Andy Ellis (vc), 10. Tom Taylor, 11. Zac Guildford, 12. Ryan Crotty, 13. Robbie Fruean, 14. Adam Whitelock, 15. Sean Maitland,
Replacements : 16. Quentin MacDonald,17. Owen Franks,18. Tom Donnelly / Ross Kennedy,19. Luke Whitelock,20. Willi Heinz,21. Tyler Bleyendaal,22. Patrick Osborne.Tweet