The Crusaders team to face the Bulls in the first play-off match this weekend, has been announced with only a few changes to the team that beat the Force last weekend.
SuperXV.com reports that Wyatt Crockett comes into the front row in place of Ben Franks, who shifts to the bench, while there is rotation amongst the locks as Sam Whitelock starts and Tom Donnelly sits on the bench.
In the backline, Adam Whitelock shifts to the wing while Robbie Fruean returns to midfield to partner Ryan Crotty.
The team showed what they can achieve in a very short time, sprinting to a massive lead in the Force match, sounding a warning to teams like the Bulls. This team is packed with experience and it will take a massive effort from the Bulls to overcome this challenge.
Crusaders : 1. Wyatt Crockett ,2. Corey Flynn , 3. Owen Franks , 4. Luke Romano , 5. Samuel Whitelock , 6. George Whitelock , 7. Matt Todd , 8. Richie McCaw (c) , 9. Andy Ellis , 10. Dan Carter (vc) , 11. Zac Guildford ,12. Ryan Crotty , 13. Robbie Fruean , 14. Adam Whitelock , 15. Israel Dagg
Reserves16. Quentin MacDonald17. Ben Franks18. Tom Donnelly 19. Luke Whitelock 20. Willi Heinz21. Tom Taylor 22. Sean MaitlandTweet