Four changes for Carter-less Crusaders

Crusader coach Todd Blackadder has made four changes to the team that lost to the Sharks last week ahead of their clash with the Western Force.Teamsheets

–          Hooker Corey Flynn returns to the starting team.

–          Ben Funnell makes way fro Flynn by dropping to the bench.

–          Dominic Bird replaces Sam Whitelock in the second row.

–          Shane Christie gets his first cap at no.7.

–          Isreal Dagg returns to fullback.

–          Tom Marshall shifts to the wing and Zac Guildford to the bench.

Dan Carter has returned to New Zealand for treatment on a hamstring strain.

The Crusaders travel to Perth to take on the Western Force on Saturday, KO 13:45 CAT (12:45 BST)



1. Wyatt Crockett ,2. Corey Flynn ,3. Owen Franks,4. Luke Romano ,5. Dominic Bird ,6. George Whitelock (c) ,7. Shane Christie,8. Luke Whitelock ,9. Andy Ellis ,10. Tyler Bleyendaal ,11. Tom Marshall ,12. Ryan Crotty ,13. Robbie Fruean ,14. Adam Whitelock ,15. Israel Dagg

Replacements : 16. Ben Funnell 17. Joe Moody 18. Tom Donnelly 19. Jordan Taufua 20. Willi Heinz 21. Telusa Veainu 22. Zac Guildford


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