Crusaders forced into 2 changes for Super Rugby final
Cape Town - The Crusaders have been forced to make two changes for Saturday's Super Rugby final against the Jaguares in Christchurch.
Lock Scott Barrett and inside centre Ryan Crotty have both been ruled out of the final with hand injuries.
Mitchell Dunshea joins captain Sam Whitelock as the starting locks, and Braydon Ennor slots into the midfield alongside Jack Goodhue, in the absence of Crotty.
Twenty-one-year old Will Jordan returns from injury to re-join the match-day side.
"This is going to be a massive challenge against a tough Jaguares side, and there has been plenty of great energy in our environment this week," coach Scott Robertson told the Crusaders' official website.
This is the Jaguares' first final so they'll have plenty of motivation and will be buoyed by the support of their passionate fans. The occasion is something we've embraced in our group, it's exciting and really special to be involved in a final and to play for our friends, family and the people of the Crusaders region on Saturday."
Saturday's final is scheduled for 09:35 (SA time).
15 David Havili, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Braydon Ennor, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 5 Sam Whitelock (captain), 4 Mitchell Dunshea, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody
Substitutes: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 George Bower, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Jordan Taufua, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Will Jordan
15 Emiliano Boffelli, 14 Matias Moroni, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo De La Fuente (captain), 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Joaquin Diaz Bonilla, 9 Tomas Cubelli, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Santiago Medrano, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Mayco Vivas, 18 Enrique Pieretto, 19 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 20 Tomas Lezana, 21 Felipe Ezcurra, 22 Domingo Miotti, 23 Sebastian Cancelliere