Crusaders: Braydon Ennor hits 50 in Super Rugby Pacific encounter with Fijian Drua

Date published: May 18 2022 - Colin Newboult

All Blacks centre Braydon Ennor will make his 50th appearance for the Crusaders in their game with Fijian Drua in Christchurch on Friday.

Ennor has returned to the XV for their match with the Pacific Islanders and will partner fellow international Jack Goodhue in the midfield.

Codie Taylor out through injury

Scott Robertson is without Codie Taylor, who has picked up a rib injury, while George Bower has been rested.

That means Finlay Brewis and Ricky Jackson get their opportunities in the Crusaders XV, starting at loosehead prop and hooker respectively.

Richie Mo’unga, David Havili and Will Jordan also get a week off, with Fergus Burke, Goodhue and Chay Fihaki taking their positions for the Super Rugby Pacific clash.

Crusaders: 15 Chay Fihaki, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Braydon Ennor, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 Leicester Fainga’anuku, 10 Fergus Burke, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Ethan Blackadder, 7 Tom Christie, 6 Scott Barrett (c), 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Zach Gallagher, 3 Fletcher Newell, 2 Ricky Jackson, 1 Finlay Brewis
Replacements: 16 Shilo Klein, 17 Tamaiti Williams, 18 Oli Jager, 19 Dominic Gardiner, 20 Corey Kellow, 21 Mitch Drummond, 22 Simon Hickey, 23 George Bridge

Date: Friday, May 20
Venue: Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch
Kick-off: 19:05 local (08:05 BST, 07:05 GMT)
Referee: Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand), Jono Bredin (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

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