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Crusaders makes six changes for Blues clash

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has made six changes to his squad which is to face Blues in their last Super Rugby match this season in Christchurch on Saturday.
A total of four changes have been made among the forward Tim Perry returns to the team in his prop position after healing the hamstring injury which he suffered before the June International break, Michael Alaalatoa is welcomed to the first team from the bench at tighthead while Quinten Strange will work with Sam Whitelock the teams captain at the lock. Jordan Taufua starts in the number six jersey as Pete Samu drops to the bench.
Mitchell Drummond takes the number nine jersey making Byran Hall move to the reserves as Israel Dagg takes the fullback position replacing David Havili.
Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 4 Quinten Strange, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Andrew Makalio, 1 Tim Perry
Replacements: 16 Sam Anderson-Heather, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Donald Brighouse, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Bryn Hall, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Manasa Matael

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