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McCaw out of Stormers clash
Cape Town - Crusaders captain Richie McCaw is a late withdrawal from the Investec Super Rugby match against the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday due to a concussion injury.Video: Schalk Burger talks Crusaders
McCaw took a knock to the head in the match against the Force
in Perth last weekend. He had had a few headaches during the week, though they had lessened as the week went on.
But it was decided early on Friday morning that McCaw would not take part in the match at Newlands.
Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder said McCaw would be monitored in line with head injury protocols but was likely to be available for next weekend’s match against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Matt Todd will play at openside flank in McCaw’s place. Jonathan Poff comes on to the reserves bench.
Returning No 8 Kieran Read will captain the side.
15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Johann Sadie, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 CJ van der Linde, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Wicus Blaauw
Substitutes: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Brok Harris, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Nick Koster, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Juan de JonghCrusaders:
15 Israel Dagg, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Matt Berquist, 9 Kahn Fotuali’i, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Chris Jack, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett
Substitutes: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Andrew Olorenshaw, 18 Joe Wheeler, 19 Jonathon Poff, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Tom Marshall, 22 Adam Whitelock