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    2018-03-30 08:38

    Cape Town - Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has made three changes to his starting line-up to take on the Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday.

    Kick-off is at 14:30.

    There is one change in the forwards and two in the backline from the team that secured a bonus point win over the Bulls in Christchurch last Friday. 

    Up front, vice-captain Matt Todd returns to the side, and will wear the No 7 jersey, after sitting out last week's match with a rib injury.

    At scrumhalf, Bryn Hall and Mitch Drummond will rotate this week so that Hall takes the starting spot and Drummond provides cover off the bench.

    In the final change, Seta Tamanivalu also returns and Manasa Mataele moves to the bench.

    Veteran flyhalf Mike Delany has recovered from the jarred knee he suffered at training a fortnight ago, and will wear the No 22 jersey this week.

    Teams:

    Lions

    15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Madosh Tambwe, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 Hacjivah Dayimani, 7 Cyle Brink, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert (captain), 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith

    Substitutes: 16  Corne Fourie, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Marvin Orie, 21 Marnus Schoeman, 22 Howard Mnisi, 23 Shaun Reynolds

    Crusaders

    15 David Havili, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Jordan Taufua, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 5 Sam Whitelock (captain), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Tim Perry 

    Substitutes: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Quinten Strange, 20 Tom Sanders, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mike Delany, 23 Manasa Mataele

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