Preview:Crusaders Vs Sharks

The Sharks return to Christchurch for the first time since 2014 to face a star-studded Crusaders team in the super rugby quarterfinal tie.
Sharks finished eighth in the regular season after stunning the Jaguares 20-10 last week in Durban.The win saw them overtake Rebels to secure the final play off spot.
Sharks coach named an unchanged line up that did duty against Mario Ledesma coached Argentine outfit.Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira will run his 150th super rugby game for the Sharks and comes second after Adrian Strauss for making most appearances with a single franchise.
The Sharks have lost more than they have won this season.Fly half Robert Du Preez will look to continue with his superb performance for the Sharks.Du Preez leads the tally in super rugby for the most points scored.The last victory for Sharks against Crusaders was while back in 2014 where they shocked the hosts with a 25-30 victory.
Crusaders have only lost twice in 16 games this season and the two losses have come against New Zealand oppositions.Crusaders head coach has ringed changes which see Codie Taylor and Owen Franks come in to boost the frontrow.Scott Barrett returns from rest week to take up the lock position.
David Havili comes in at fullback so does Kieran Read,the two time world cup champion who has since recovered from the wrist injury he suffered against the Blues,come in to take his usual number eight jersey.
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 Tim Perry.
Subs: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Manasa Mataele.
Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Ruan Botha (c), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Wian Vosloo, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Makazole Mapimpi.

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