The BNZ Crusaders are in Cape Town preparing to take on the Stormers at Newlands Stadium this Saturday night (Sunday morning in New Zealand.)
 
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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