Scott Robertson has made seven changes for the Blues match from the Crusaders side that beat the Reds in Brisbane.

The big news is that Owen Franks returns to his beloved front-row, Wyatt Crockett is loading the bench and David Havili is in as replacement for the injured Israel Dagg.

Crusaders v Blues

AMI Stadium, Christchurch
7.35pm, Friday, March 17

Crusaders

1. Joe Moody
2. Codie Taylor
3. Owen Franks
4. Scott Barrett
5. Sam Whitelock (C)
6. Jordan Taufua
7. Jed Brown
8. Whetu Douglas
9. Bryn Hall
10. Mitchell Hunt
11. George Bridge
12. Ryan Crotty (VC)
13. Jack Goodhue
14. Manasa Mataele
15. David Havili

RESERVES
16. Ben Funnell
17. Wyatt Crockett
18. Michael Alaalatoa
19. Luke Romano
20. Pete Samu
21. Mitchell Drummond
22. Marty McKenzie
23. Sean Wainui
HEAD COACH | SCOTT ROBERTSON

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Author: Steven Prescott

I am a total sports fanatic; it is as simple as that. I love all sports, and when I’m not sitting at my computer living my dream with The 1014, I am planning adventures. The last time I did this I ended up convincing my wife to cycle 26,125km across three continents, and 22 countries with me as part of the Pedalling Prescotts.

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