Crusaders announce side to take on Brumbies

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Crusaders v Bulls

Crusaders v Bulls

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has dropped Chris Jack to the bench for their vital Super 14 clash in Christchurch on Friday.

Sam Whitelock comes in to replace the All Black veteran in the second row in one of three changes to the side which narrowly lost to the Bulls in the last round.

Owen Franks returns to the side at tighthead with brother Ben Franks shifting across to loosehead and Wyatt Crockett dropping to the bench.

Kahn Fotuali’i has been axed for disciplinary reasons and this gives Andy Ellis his first start in some time after dropping out of favour for the scrumhalf berth.


Team vs Brumbies
14 May 10
AMI Stadium
Christchurch, New Zealand

1 Ben Franks
2 Tii Paulo
3 Owen Franks
4 Brad Thorn
5 Sam Whitelock
6 George Whitelock
7 Richie McCaw
8 Kieran Read
9 Andrew Ellis
10 Daniel Carter
11 Zac Guildford
12 Daniel Bowden
13 Robert Fruean
14 Sean Maitland
15 Colin Slade
16 Daniel Perrin
17 Wyatt Crockett
18 Chris Jack
19 Thomas Waldrom
20 Willi Heinz
21 Tim Bateman
22 Jared Payne

* Captain – Richie McCaw
* Ben Franks shifts across to loosehead for Crockett with Owen Franks coming in at tighthead
* Sam Whitelock replaces Chris Jack
* Fotuali’i left out for disciplinary reasons – Ellis starts

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