The Crusaders are preparing to welcome fans back to Orangetheory Stadium this Friday night, when they host the Highlanders in Round 7 of DHL Super Rugby Pacific.
It's an all-new front row this week, with Joe Moody, Codie Taylor and Fletcher Newell all returning to the starting side. The forward pack is otherwise unchanged, with Quinten Strange partnering Captain Scott Barrett at lock, and Cullen Grace retaining the Number 8 jersey, while Pablo Matera has been named in the reserves.
In the backs, Mitch Drummond returns to the starting side to face the Highlanders, as does Sevu Reece - who last week overtook Dan Carter to become the third top try scorer of all time for the Crusaders.
20-year-old Canterbury lock, Zach Gallagher, is in line to become Crusader #263 this week, having been named in the reserves.
"We're really excited for Zach - he's a tough, relentless player with a massive engine, so we're looking forward to seeing what he can do. He's a local lad too, who came up through the grades here in Christchurch, so it's a big occasion for him to have the opportunity to debut in front of his friends and family" Crusaders Head Coach, Scott Robertson, said.