Crusaders drop in-form Will Jordan to bench

Crusaders have won all three games in Super Rugby Aotearoa
Crusaders have won all three games in Super Rugby Aotearoa

Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has confirmed the matchday squad for the fifth round of Super Rugby Aotearoa clash against Auckland Blues to be played in Christchurch on Saturday.

Sevu Reece will start at right wing which means Will Jordan, who has been in terrific form this season will drop down to the bench. George Bridge takes position at left wing in the place of Leicester Fainga'anuku while Bryn Hall replaces Mitch Drummond at scrum-half with the latter joining the replacement list.

The final change sees Tom Sanders at blindside flanker in the place of Sione Havili as Crusaders are looking to make their unbeaten run in the tournament alive.

Crusaders starting line-up: 15 David Havili, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Braydon Ennor, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 7 Tom Christie, 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Mitchell Dunshea, 4 Sam Whitelock, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor (captain), 1 Joe Moody.

Replacements: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 George Bower, 18 Oli Jager, 19 Quinten Strange, 20 Sione Havili, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Fetuli Paea, 23 Will Jordan.

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