The Crusaders will play the Southern Kings in Christchurch without Marty McKenzie as he has withdrawn from selection on the advice of the medical team.
McKenzie had a tight hamstring after training yesterday and has been withdrawn as a precautionary measure.
Ben Volavola will come into the side and start the match at fullback.
Revised Crusaders team
1. Wyatt Crockett , 2. Ben Funnell , 3. Owen Franks , 4. Luke Romano, 5. Samuel Whitelock (C), 6. Jordan Taufua , 7. Matt Todd , 8. Jimmy Tupou , 9. Mitchell Drummond , 10. Richie Mo’unga, 11. Nemani Nadolo , 12. David Havili ,13. Kieron Fonotia , 14. Johnny McNicholl, 15. Ben Volavola
Replacements : 16. Ged Robinson , 17. Alex Hodgman ,18. Mike Alaalatoa ,19. Tim Boys ,20. Pete Samu ,21. Leon Fukofuka ,22. Ryan Crotty , 23. Jone Macilai