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Crusaders coach Robbie Deans has named his team to play the Force in Perth this weekend.


All 28 squad members were available for selection but coach Robbie Deans opted to rest some big names against the Force. Chris Jack has been rested and prop Greg Somerville is named on the bench.


Wyatt Crockett and Kevin O’Neill each get their second starts of the season. Crockett previously started against the Chiefs and O’Neill against the Cats.


Commonwealth Games sevens gold medallist Tanerau Latimer is named in the Crusaders playing 22 for the first time.


Lock Craig Clarke and outside back Steven Yates are the two squad members not taken on the Crusaders tour to Perth and South Africa.


The Crusaders team to play the Western Force at 7.45pm (11.45pm NZ time) on Friday April 21 at Subiaco Oval, Perth is as follows:


1 Wyatt Crockett
2 Corey Flynn
3 Campbell Johnstone
4 Ross Filipo
5 Kevin O’Neill
6 Reuben Thorne
7 Richard McCaw (Cptn)
8 Mose Tuiali’i
9 Andrew Ellis
10 Daniel Carter
11 Scott Hamilton
12 Aaron Mauger
13 Caleb Ralph
14 Rico Gear
15 Leon MacDonald


Reserves
16 Tone Kopelani
17 Greg Somerville
18 Johnny Leo’o
19 Tanerau Latimer
20 Kevin Senio
21 Stephen Brett
22 Casey Laulala

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