Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has named in-form Will Jordan at fullback for the upcoming Super Rugby Aotearoa competition against Hurricanes to be played in Christchurch on Saturday.
The decision follows after vice-captain David Havili has been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with a thumb injury that he suffered against the Blues.
The second and final change in the starting line up sees Braydon Ennor out with a toe injury and Fetuli Paea takes his place at outside centre.
Jordan and Paea's place in the bench has been taken by Brett Cameron and Leicester Fainga’anuku as Crusaders aim to maintain their winning streak in the tournament.
Robertson's men currently are at the top of the table with four wins from as many games with a five point lead over second placed Blues.
Crusaders starting XV: 15 Will Jordan, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Fetuli Paea, 12 Jack Goodhue, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Whetu Douglas, 7 Tom Christie, 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Mitchell Dunshea, 4 Samuel Whitelock, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor (c), 1 Joe Moody
Reserves: 16 Andrew Makalio, 17 George Bower, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Quinten Strange, 20 Sione Havili, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Brett Cameron, 23 Leicester Fainga’anuku