Crusaders reshuffle pack for Waratahs

Date published: March 31 2017

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has made four changes, including two positional switches, to his pack for Sunday's clash with the Waratahs in Sydney.

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

Scott Barrett, who had a successful outing on the blindside flank in last weekend's win over the Western Force in Christchurch, moves back into his more familiar position of lock alongside Sam Whitelock, with Luke Romano in the reserves.  

Jordan Taufua shifts to six and Whetu Douglas returns at number eight. The backline is unchanged.

Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Digby Ioane, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Whetu Douglas, 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 Marty McKenzie, 23 Manasa Mataele

Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Kick-off: 18:05 local (06:05 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Will Houston (Australia), Ed Martin (Australia)
TMO: George Ayoub (Australia)

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