Crusaders reveal team for Rebels clash
NEWS: Crusaders vice-captain Ryan Crotty is set to bring up his 150th Super Rugby game this weekend, as the side prepares for their final home game of the regular season against the Rebels.
The West Stand at Christchurch Stadium has been renamed the ‘Ryan Crotty Stand’ for this match.
There are just two changes to the team this week, with Matt Todd returning to the starting side in place of Billy Harmon, and Bryn Hall, in his 50th Crusaders game, also moving to the starting line up.
Ereatara Enari will provide scrumhalf cover.
It’s also a welcome return to play for prop Tim Perry, who makes his Super Rugby return following an arm injury. Perry has been named in the No. 17 jersey.
— BNZ Crusaders (@crusadersrugby) June 6, 2019
Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Braydon Ennor, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 5 Sam Whitelock (captain), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Andrew Makalio, 1 Joe Moody.
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Tim Perry, 18 George Bower, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Jordan Taufua, 21 Ere Enari, 22 Brett Cameron, 23 Ngane Punivai.
Date: Saturday, June 8
Venue: Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch
Kick-off: 19.35 (17.35 Melbourne time; 07.35 GMT)
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Paul Williams (New Zealand), James Munro (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)