BNZ Crusaders Vice-Captain Ryan Crotty is set to bring up his 150th Investec Super Rugby game this weekend, as the side prepares for their final home game of the regular season against the Rebels.

190216BluesCrusaders 73The West Stand at Christchurch Stadium has been renamed the 'Ryan Crotty Stand' for this match, and members of Ryan's New Brighton Rugby Club and former school, Shirley Boys' High School, have been invited to attend. 

There are just two changes to the team this week, with Vice-Captain Matt Todd returning to the starting side in place of Billy Harmon, and Bryn Hall, in his 50th Crusaders game, also moving to the starting line up. Ereatara Enari will provide cover at halfback. 

It's also a welcome return to play for prop Tim Perry, who makes his Super Rugby return following a lengthy arm injury. Perry has been named in the No. 17 jersey. 

Kick off in the BNZ Crusaders' Investec Super Rugby match against the Rebels is Saturday 8 June, 7:35pm, at Christchurch Stadium in Addington. Tickets are available via Ticket Rocket.                      


BNZ Crusaders team to play the Rebels:

1. Joe Moody RESERVES
2. Andrew Makalio 16. Ben Funnell
3. Michael Alaalatoa 17. Tim Perry
4. Scott Barrett 18. George Bower
5. Samuel Whitelock (C) 19. Luke Romano
6. Whetukamokamo Douglas   20. Jordan Taufua
7. Matt Todd (VC) 21. Ereatara Enari
8. Kieran Read 22. Brett Cameron
9. Bryn Hall 23. Ngane Punivai
10. Richie Mo'unga  
11. Braydon Ennor  
12. Ryan Crotty (VC)*  
13. Jack Goodhue  
14. Sevu Reece  
15. David Havili  

*denotes 150th Investec Super Rugby game for the BNZ Crusaders