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Crusaders make four changes for Waratahs clash

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CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 25: The Crusaders look on prior to the round one Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Brumbies at AMI Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has named a team with four changes for this Sunday’s Super Rugby match against the Waratahs in Sydney.

All of Robertson’s changes are in the forwards as he has retained the back line that played against the Force last week.

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Joe Moody returns to the line-up to start at loosehead prop, with Wyatt Crockett covering on the bench.

Scott Barrett, who had a successful outing at 6 last week, moves back into his more familiar position of lock alongside Sam Whitelock, with Luke Romano in the reserves.

Jordan Taufua shifts to 6 and Whetu Douglas returns at Number 8.


1. Joe Moody , 2. Codie Taylor , 3. Owen Franks , 4. Scott Barrett , 5. Sam Whitelock (C) , 6. Jordan Taufua , 7. Matt Todd (VC) , 8. Whetu Douglas , 9. Mitchell Drummond , 10. Mitchell Hunt , 11. George Bridge , 12. Ryan Crotty (VC) , 13. Tim Bateman , 14. Digby Ioane , 15. David Havili

Replacements : 16. Ben Funnell , 17. Wyatt Crockett , 18. Michael Alaalatoa , 19. Luke Romano , 20. Pete Samu , 21. Bryn Hall , 22. Marty McKenzie , 23. Manasa Mataele

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