Ryan Crotty to make his 150th appearance for the BNZ Crusaders against the Rebels
- Published: 06 June 2019
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.
The 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