Crusaders retain Bleyendaal
Cape Town - The Crusaders have retained Tyler Bleyendaal at flyhalf for their New Zealand Super Rugby derby against the Highlanders in Christchurch on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 09:35 SA time.
In changes to the starting side that lost 16-14 against the Force in Perth last weekend, Sam Whitelock returns to lock, Matt Todd starts at openside flank and Zac Guildford replaces Adam Whitelock on the left wing.
The seven-time Super Rugby champion Crusaders are currently languishing in fourth position in the New Zealand Conference
and ninth in the Overall standings
The Highlanders, pre-tournament favourites in several scribes' books, are winless heading into Round 10 and are rooted to the bottom of both the NZ Conference
and the Overall log
15 Israel Dagg, 14 Tom Marshall, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock (captain), 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett
Substitutes: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Dominic Bird, 19 Jordan Taufua, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Tom Taylor, 22 Adam WhitelockHighlanders: