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    In-form wing rewarded with Crusaders start

    2018-04-06 07:40

    Buenos Aires - Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has rewarded in-form wing Manasa Mataele with a start in their Super Rugby clash against the Jaguares on Saturday (kick-off 23:40 SA time).

    Mataele replaces Seta Tamanivalu, while Tim Bateman has been named at centre in place of Jack Goodhue, who has returned home to New Zealand with a hamstring injury.

    Robertson has made two changes, and one positional change, to his starting forward pack for this game.

    The Crusaders' latest Super Rugby centurion Luke Romano has been promoted to the starting line-up and will partner Sam Whitelock.

    In the loose trio, Tom Sanders moves from the bench to the starting XV and will wear the No 6, while Heiden Bedwell-Curtis moves to No 8.

    Teams:

    Jaguares

    15 Joaquin Tuculet, 14 Bautista Delguy, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Bautista Ezcurra, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Gonzalo Bertranou, 8 Javier Ortega Desio, 7 Marcos Kremer, 6 Pablo Matera (captain), 5 Tomas Lavanini, 4 Matias Alemanno, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Santiago Garcia Botta

    Substitutes: 16 Julian Montoya, 17 Felipe Arregui, 18 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 19 Guido Petti, 20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon, 21 Martin Landajo, 22 Jeronimo de la Fuente, 23 Ramiro Moyano

    Crusaders

    15 David Havili, 14 Manasa Mataele, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Sam Whitelock (captain), 4 Luke Romano, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Tim Perry

    Substitutes: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Donald Brighouse, 18 Chris King, 19 Quinten Strange, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mike Delany, 23 Braydon Ennor

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