Crusaders shuffle pack for Waratahs

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:02
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson has made four changes to his side that will take on the Waratahs in Sydney.

All the changes are in the front while the back line remains unchanged.

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 the side of the scrums last week, moves back into his more familiar position of lock alongside skipper Sam Whitelock, with Luke Romano in the reserves.

Jordan Taufua shifts to the blindside and Whetu Douglas returns at No.8.

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 (captain), 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.

Date: Sunday, April 2
Venue: Allianz Park,
Kick-off: 16.05 (19.05 NZDT; 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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