The BNZ Crusaders have returned from two weeks on the road to host the Blues in Christchurch on Saturday night. 
 
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All of the changes to the side this week are in the forward pack, including the return of Joe Moody at loosehead prop, shifting George Bower to the reserves. At hooker, Andrew Makalio will start this game in place of Codie Taylor, and Brodie McAlister is set to make his Investec Super Rugby debut from the bench.

Kieran Read is on All Blacks rest this week, and there is a reshuffle in the loose forwards which sees Jordan Taufua move from No. 8 to blindside, Whetukamokamo Douglas start at No. 8 and Ethan Blackadder provide cover on the bench. 


Kick off in the BNZ Crusaders' Investec Super Rugby match against the Blues is Saturday 25 May, 7:35pm, at Christchurch Stadium.                         


BNZ Crusaders team to play the Blues:

1. Joe Moody RESERVES
2. Andrew Makalio 16. Brodie McAlister*
3. Michael Alaalatoa 17. Isi Tu'ungafasi
4. Scott Barrett 18. George Bower
5. Samuel Whitelock (C) 19. Luke Romano
6. Jordan Taufua  20. Ethan Blackadder
7. Matt Todd (VC) 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. Sevu Reece  
15. David Havili  

*denotes Investec Super Rugby debut