Sam Whitelock returns in BNZ Crusaders side to play the Stormers
- Published: 16 May 2019
The BNZ Crusaders are in Cape Town preparing to take on the Stormers at Newlands Stadium this Saturday night (Sunday morning in New Zealand.)
Image courtesy of Photosport- Official Photographer of the BNZ Crusaders
Head Coach Scott Robertson has named his side for the week 14 fixture, the last on the team's tour before returning to play at home next Saturday. Robertson has made three changes to the side that ran in seven tries in their bonus point win over the Bulls.
In the front row, Joe Moody will be rested this week, allowing a leg wound he sustained against the Bulls, to heal. George Bower will start at loosehead prop and Harry Allan provides cover in the reserves. Sam Whitelock returns to captain the side against the Stormers, having re-joined the squad in Cape Town earlier this week. The final change to the side sees Ethan Blackadder get an opportunity to start on the blindside, with Jordan Taufua shifting to the bench.
The Crusaders' backline remains unchanged from last weekend's game, including Man of the Match Richie Mo'unga at first five-eighth and right wing Sevu Reece, who ran in three tries against the Bulls last week.
Kick off in the BNZ Crusaders' Investec Super Rugby match against the Stormers is Saturday 18 May, 5:15pm (SAST), at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. The match will be televised live on Sky Sport at 3:15am (NZST), Sunday 19 May.
BNZ Crusaders team to play the Stormers:
|1. George Bower||RESERVES|
|2. Codie Taylor||16. Andrew Makalio|
|3. Michael Alaalatoa||17. Harry Allan|
|4. Scott Barrett||18. Oliver Jager|
|5. Samuel Whitelock (C)||19. Luke Romano|
|6. Ethan Blackadder||20. Jordan Taufua|
|7. Matt Todd (VC)||21. Mitchell Drummond|
|8. Kieran Read||22. Mitchell Hunt|
|9. Bryn Hall||23. Braydon Ennor|
|10. Richie Mo'unga|
|11. George Bridge|
|12. Ryan Crotty (VC)|
|13. Jack Goodhue|
|14. Sevu Reece|
|15. David Havili|