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    Mitchell Hunt at No 10 for Crusaders

    2018-03-08 08:47

    Cape Town - Mitchell Hunt will start at flyhalf for the Crusaders when they take on the Hurricanes in a repeat of last year's semi-final at Westpac Stadium on Saturday. 

    Head Coach Scott Robertson has named his team for the match, which includes two changes to the loose forward trio and one in the backline, from the side that took the field against the Stormers last weekend.

    Heiden Bedwell-Curtis will start at blindside flank against the Hurricanes, in place of Pete Samu.

    Vice-captain Matt Todd returns to the open side this week, having recovered from the thumb injury which kept him out of the Stormers match, and Billy Harmon moves to the bench. 

    In the backs, Hunt is set to start at flyhalf on Saturday night after Richie Mo'unga fractured his jaw in the Stormers clash.

    Mike Delany, who has 47 Super Rugby caps to his name, will provide cover on the bench. The only other change sees hooker Ben Funnell take a spot in the reserves this week.

    Teams:

    Hurricanes

    TBA

    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 Samuel Whitelock (captain), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Wyatt Crockett

    Substitutes: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Chris King, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Billy Harmon, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mike Delany, 23 Manasa Mataele

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