Crusaders team to play the Highlanders

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Israel Dagg will make his return to Investec Super Rugby when the Crusaders take on the Highlanders this Saturday night.  He is one of five changes to the starting line-up this week.

 

Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named Wyatt Crockett to start in the number 1 jersey this week, with Joe Moody and Nepo Laulala providing prop cover from the bench.

 

Scott Barrett will start at lock for the first time in Super Rugby, pairing up with Luke Romano and with Dominic Bird on the bench.

 

Colin Slade shifts from fullback to first five, with Daniel Carter recovering from a knock to the leg in last week’s match, and Israel Dagg steps in at 15.

 

Ryan Crotty and Tom Taylor have switched places, Crotty taking the starting second five spot this week and Taylor taking a spot on the bench.

 

The Crusaders travel to Dunedin tomorrow and will face the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium at 7:35pm Saturday night.

 

Crusaders team to play the Highlanders:

 

1 Wyatt Crockett RESERVES:
2 Ben Funnell 16 Codie Taylor
3 Owen Franks 17 Joe Moody
4 Luke Romano 18 Nepo Laulala
5 Scott Barrett 19 Dominic Bird
6 Richie McCaw 20 Jordan Taufua
7 Matt Todd (c) 21 Billy Guyton
8 Luke Whitelock 22 Tom Taylor
9 Mitchell Drummond 23 Nafi Tuitavake
10 Colin Slade
11 Johnny McNicholl
12 Ryan Crotty
13 Kieron Fonotia
14 Robbie Fruean
15 Israel Dagg

 

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