BNZ Crusaders team to play the Highlanders

The BNZ Crusaders will play the Highlanders for the second time this season in an afternoon derby at AMI Stadium.  Head Coach Scott Robertson has made ten changes to the starting line-up that beat the Rebels last weekend.

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BNZ Crusaders team to play the Rebels

The BNZ Crusaders head to Melbourne today to take on the Rebels this Saturday night.  Head Coach Scott Robertson has made ten changes to the starting fifteen that beat the Chiefs last weekend.

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Kieran Read inks deal through to 2019

All Blacks Captain Kieran Read headed back to school today for a special event, with the inspirational loose forward announcing he has signed a new two-year contract with New Zealand Rugby and the BNZ Crusaders through to the end of 2019.

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Funds raised by BNZ Crusaders fans provide school supplies for Fijian students

As the BNZ Crusaders prepare to face the Chiefs in Suva tomorrow night, they have received an update on the money they helped to raise for Fiji in 2016.  

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BNZ Crusaders team to play the Chiefs

The BNZ Crusaders will play the Chiefs in Suva, Fiji this Friday night. Head Coach Scott Robertson has made just two changes to the team that beat the Hurricanes last week.

Captain Sam Whitelock returns at lock, replacing the injured Scott Barrett, and halfbacks Mitchell Drummond and Bryn Hall rotate so that Hall takes the starting spot this week.

The sight of Fijian-born uncle and nephew, Seta Tamanivalu and Manasa Mataele, storming down the wing will no doubt be something that the local fans are looking forward to.  Kick-off at Suva's International Stadium is at 7:35pm this Friday night.

BNZ Crusaders team to play the Chiefs:

1.   Joe Moody 
2.   Codie Taylor 
3.   Owen Franks
4.   Luke Romano 
5.   Sam Whitelock (C) 
6.   Pete Samu
7.   Matt Todd (VC)
8.   Jordan Taufua
9.   Bryn Hall 
10. Richie Mo'unga
11. George Bridge 
12. Ryan Crotty (VC)
13. Jack Goodhue
14. Seta Tamanivalu
15. David Havili

RESERVES 
16. Ben Funnell
17. Wyatt Crockett
18. Michael Alaalatoa
19. Quinten Strange 
20. Heiden Bedwell-Curtis
21. Mitchell Drummond
22. Mitchell Hunt 
23. Manasa Mataele