BNZ Crusaders team named for Quarter Final clash with the Highlanders
- Published: 19 June 2019
The BNZ Crusaders are preparing to host southern neighbours, the Highlanders, this Friday night in Christchurch and they are set to welcome back key members of the squad for their Quarter Final clash at Orangetheory Stadium.
The Crusaders' All Blacks front row will start for the first time this season, with Codie Taylor and Owen Franks returning to the run-on side. Andrew Makalio and Michael Alaalatoa move to the reserves.
In the backs Braydon Ennor, who scored a hat-trick of tries in the Crusaders' last regular season game against the Rebels on 8 June, will take a spot on the bench this week, making way for George Bridge to return to the starting line up.
The only other changes to the match day side see Mitch Drummond and Mitch Hunt return in the reserves.
BNZ Crusaders team to play the Highlanders:
|1. Joe Moody||RESERVES|
|2. Codie Taylor||16. Andrew Makalio|
|3. Owen Franks||17. Tim Perry|
|4. Scott Barrett||18. Michael Alaalatoa|
|5. Samuel Whitelock (C)||19. Luke Romano|
|6. Whetukamokamo Douglas||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|