Crusaders change two for Brumbies

Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder has made two changes to his starting lineup for Sunday’s match against the Brumbies in Canberra.

Kieran Read retains his captaincy in an unchanged pack.

In the backline, David Havili starts comes in at inside centre, replacing Ryan Crotty while Jone Macilai replaces Johnny McNicholl.

Sam Whitelock and Marty McKenzie are also brought into the matchday squad as they are named amongst the replacements.

Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg 14 Jone Macilai, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 David Havili, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Jordan Taufua, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody
Replacements: 16 Ged Robinson, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Mike Alaalatoa, 19 Sam Whitelock, 20 Tim Boys, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Sean Wainui, 23 Marty McKenzie

Date: Sunday, April 24
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick-off: 16:05 local (06:05 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Referees: Nic Berry, Ed Martin
TMO: Ian Smith