Super Rugby

Crusaders change backline for Bulls




Crusaders Super rugby head coach Scott Robertson has named his team to play the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday.

Robertson has named an unchanged forward pack from the side that took the field in Christchurch, and Matt Todd will again captain the team in the absence of Samuel Whitelock.

In the backs, Richie Mo’unga and Ryan Crotty return at first five-eighth and second five-eighth respectively, which sees Mitch Hunt and Braydon Ennor move to the reserves and Jack Goodhue switch back to centre.

The final change is at fullback, where David Havili starts in place of Will Jordan, who didn’t travel to South Africa due to a foot injury sustained in the Sharks match.


15 David Havili, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty (captain), 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd (captain), 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Mitchell Dunshea, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody

Replacements: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 Harry Allan, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Braydon Ennor

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