Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his side to face the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria this Sunday morning at 6:10am (NZT). It includes five changes to the starting line-up that beat the Cheetahs in Christchurch last weekend.
There are two rotations in the front row, with prop Joe Moody and hooker Ben Funnell taking the starting spots this week in place of Wyatt Crockett and Codie Taylor who are both on the bench.
Richie McCaw returns to play this week at 7, while Matt Todd will provide loose forward cover from the bench.
Dan Carter will also play in his traditional number 10 jersey, which sees Tom Taylor move into second five and Colin Slade preparing to make an impact from the reserves.
Crusaders team to play the Bulls:
|2||Ben Funnell||16||Codie Taylor|
|3||Owen Franks||17||Wyatt Crockett|
|4||Luke Romano||18||Nepo Laulala|
|5||Sam Whitelock||19||Jimmy Tupou|
|6||Jordan Taufua||20||Matt Todd|
|7||Richie McCaw||21||Mitchell Drummond|
|8||Kieran Read (c)||22||Colin Slade|
|9||Andy Ellis||23||David Havili|