Todd back for Crusaders
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Crusaders are in Johannesburg preparing for their Round Seven match against South African conference leaders, the Lions on Sunday.
The last time the two sides met at Emirates Airline Park was in the 2017 Super Rugby Final.
Head Coach Scott Robertson has made just one change to his starting forward pack, from the team that secured a bonus point win over the Bulls in Christchurch last Friday.
Vice-captain Matt Todd returns to the side and will wear the No.7 jersey, after sitting out last week's match with a rib injury.
At halfback, Bryn Hall and Mitch Drummond will rotate this week so that Hall takes the starting spot and Drummond provides cover on the bench. The only other change in the backs sees Seta Tamanivalu return, and Manasa Mataele move to the reserves bench.
First five-eighth Mike Delany has recovered from the jarred knee he suffered at training ahead of the Highlanders match, and will wear the No. 22 jersey this week.
Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Jordan Taufua, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 5 Sam Whitelock (captain), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Tim Perry
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Quinten Strange, 20 Tom Sanders, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mike Delany, 23 Manasa Mataele
Date: Sunday, April 1
Venue: Emirates Airlines Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 14:30 (12:30 GMT, 00:30 April 2 New Zealand time)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Egon Seconds (South Africa)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)