Crusaders change seven for Stormers

Date published: April 20 2017

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has made seven changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's clash with the Stormers in Christchurch.

Joe Moody, Codie Taylor and Owen Franks make up the front row this week, with Wyatt Crockett, Ben Funnell and Michael Alaalatoa providing cover.  

Lock Scott Barrett and loose forward Jordan Taufua come back into the starting fifteen, with Luke Romano and Pete Samu moving to the bench.

In the backs, George Bridge comes back onto the left wing, while Ryan Crotty steps in at inside centre.  

Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody 
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Bryn Hall, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Manasa Mataele

Date: Saturday, April 22
Venue: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Kick-off: 19.35 local (07.35 GMT)
Referee: Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Nick Briant (New Zealand), James Doleman (New Zealand)
TMO: Aaron Paterson (New Zealand)

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