Crusaders make one change for Hurricanes

The Crusaders have made one change to the team that beat the Chiefs last week for this weekend’s Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes at AMI Stadium.

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has brought in Tom Donnelly to join Sam Whitelock in the second row as uke Romano out of consideration with an ankle injury.

The Crusaders and Hurricanes have played each other 23 times and the Crusaders have won almost two thirds of the Super Rugby clashes.

The last time the two sides met however was back in March in round four of the competition when the Hurricanes pipped the Crusaders to the post by one point.

The Crusaders are currently sitting fourth on the points table and will be looking for a win against the Hurricanes in order to secure themselves a home advantage in the Qualifiers.

Crusaders

1. Wyatt Crockett ,2. Corey Flynn ,3. Owen Franks ,4. Tom Donnelly ,5. Sam Whitelock,6. George Whitelock ,7. Matt Todd ,8. Kieran Read (c),9. Andy Ellis , 10. Dan Carter ,11. Zac Guildford ,12. Tom Taylor ,13. Ryan Crotty ,14. Tom Marshall ,15. Israel Dagg

Replacements : 16. Ben Funnell ,17. Joe Moody ,18. Jimmy Tupou , 19. Luke Whitelock , 20. Willi Heinz ,21. Tyler Bleyendaal , 22. Telusa Veainu

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