BNZ Crusaders team named for first home clash against the Hurricanes
- Published: 21 February 2019
The BNZ Crusaders will play their first home match of the 2019 season this weekend, when they host the Hurricanes at Christchurch Stadium on Saturday night.
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Head Coach Scott Robertson has made just one change to the starting side that took the field against the Blues in week one - centre Jack Goodhue has recovered from a minor groin injury and joins the team this week, while Braydon Ennor moves to the bench. The only other change in the match day team sees 21-year-old prop Harry Allan replace Tim Perry in the reserves. Perry left the field against the Blues with a fractured forearm.
"We are fortunate to have some talented young players coming through, and we're excited to give them an oppportunity to play at this level," Robertson said.
"Braydon was exceptional for us in the midfield last week, and now Harry Allan gets another chance to play Super Rugby early in the season. We wish Tim all the best with his recovery and look forward to a huge contest on Saturday night."
The BNZ Crusaders versus Hurricanes match is due to kick off at 7:35pm, Saturday 23 February, at Christchurch Stadium in Addington.
BNZ Crusaders team to play the Hurricanes:
|1. Joe Moody||RESERVES|
|2. Andrew Makalio||16. Ben Funnell|
|3. Owen Franks||17. Harry Allan|
|4. Scott Barrett||18. Michael Alaalatoa|
|5. Quinten Strange||19. Luke Romano|
|6. Jordan Taufua||20. Tom Sanders|
|7. Matt Todd (C)||21. Mitchell Drummond|
|8. Whetukamokamo Douglas||22. Mitchell Hunt|
|9. Bryn Hall||23. Braydon Ennor|
|10. Richie Mo'unga|
|11. George Bridge|
|12. Ryan Crotty (VC)|
|13. Jack Goodhue|
|14. Manasa Mataele|
|15. David Havili|
To celebrate our Head Coach’s re-signing, the new-look Red Zone at Christchurch Stadium will be ‘Razor’s Red Zone’ for the BNZ Crusaders first home game against the Hurricanes this weekend. To purchase your tickets in Razor’s Red Zone, click here and enter the Promo Code: Red Zone. Each Red Zone fan will receive their free T-shirt and flag at the match – it will be placed on their seat.