Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder has named his team to play in their final Super Rugby pre-season match which is against the Hurricanes at Blenheim’s Lansdowne Park .
The match will be played at 4:30pm on Friday, with the Crusaders Knights and Hurricanes Development team playing the curtain raiser at 2:30pm.
Head Coach Todd Blackadder has made just three changes to the starting fifteen that drew with the Highlanders last week.Mitchell Drummond will start at halfback in front of the Blenheim crowd, with Andy Ellis providing cover off the bench.Nemani Nadolo and Johnny McNicholl step into the starting fifteen on the wings.
Sean Wainui and Kieron Fonotia switch places this week so that Fonotia starts and centre and Wainui at second five. The forwards remain unchanged from last week.
1. Joe Moody ,2. Codie Taylor3. Mike Alaalat,oa,4. Scott Barrett,5. Samuel Whitelock (C),6. Jimmy Tupou,7. Tim Boys,8. Jordan Taufua,9. Mitchell Drummond,10. Richie Mo’unga,11. Nemani Nadolo,12. Sean Wainui,13. Kieron Fonotia,14. Johnny McNicholl,15. David Havili
Replacements : Ben Funnell, Wyatt Crockett, Owen Franks, Oliver Jager, Mitchell Dunshea, Andy Ellis, Ben Volavola, Jone Macilai, Pete Samu, Reed Prinsep