Super Rugby

Crusaders make four changes for Lions




Crusaders head coach has named a team with four changes to the team that beat the Sharks for this weekend’s Super Rugby match against the Lions in Johannesburg.

The match will be the Crusaders second away game in South Africa so the changes are in the forwards.

Prop Wyatt Crockett wears the number 1 jersey this week, rotating with Joe Moody who will take a spot on the bench.

Luke Romano and Scott Barrett are the starting locks, with Sam Whitelock in the replacements.

Jimmy Tupou and Jordan Taufua have also rotated, with Tupou starting at 6 this week and Taufua preparing to make an impact off the bench.

The starting backline is unchanged from last week, but Sean Wainui joins the replacements to make a 5/3 forwards/backs split on the bench.


1. Wyatt Crockett ,2. Codie Taylor, 3. Owen Franks ,4. Luke Romano ,5. Scott Barrett ,6. Jimmy Tupou ,7. Matt Todd ,8. Kieran Read (C) ,9. Andy Ellis ,10. Richie Mo’unga ,11. Nemani Nadolo ,12. Ryan Crotty ,13. Kieron Fonotia, 14. Johnny McNicholl ,15. David Havili

Replacements : 16. Ben Funnell ,17. Joe Moody,18. Mike Alaalatoa,19. Sam Whitelock , 20. Jordan Taufua,21. Mitchell Drummond , 22. Ben Volavola, 23. Sean Wainui

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