CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 25: The Crusaders look on prior to the round one Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Brumbies at AMI Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer)

Crusaders’ squad boosted ahead of their semi final match.


Crusaders are set to face Hurricanes at AMI Stadium in Christchurch this Saturday in the semifinal match and they have already revealed their squad with only one alteration from the previous squad.

All Black’s front rower Joe Moody returns to the first XV after recovering from an injury.
Moody will play at the loosehead prop with Tim Perry a fellow All Blacks providing cover at the bench.

The squad has a great depth and has a home advantage as they host the semi-final. The team is hoping to do well in the clash after having had a great season.

Moody,Cordie Taylor and Owen Franks at the front row with Scott Barrett and Sam Whitelock (C) take the lock roles. Jordan Taufua and Matt Todd begin as flankers while Kieran Read takes the number eight position.

Bryan Hall and Richie Mo’unga play at the halfback as George Bridge and Ryan Crotty take the centre roles. Jack Goodhue and Seta Tamanivalu start as the wingers with David Havili playing at the fullback position.

Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody
Replacements: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 Tim Perry, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Braydon Ennor

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