The Crusaders have been forced to make a change to their team to face the Highlanders, as centre Ryan Crotty has been pulled from the starting line-up.
Crotty's previously injured hamstring has tightened up recently so as a precautionary measure he has been withdrawn from the team that was announced on Wednesday.
Adam Whitelock joins his brothers Geroge and Samuel in the starting XV, taking Crotty's takes his place at centre.
Patrick Osborne comes onto the bench to provide additional backline cover.
Crusaders (revised): 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Adam Whitelock, 11 Israel Dagg, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Tom Donnelly, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Quentin MacDonald, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Corey Flynn, 17 Owen Franks, 18 Luke Romano, 19 Luke Whitelock, 20 Willie Heinz, 21 Patrick Osborne, 22 Zac Guildford.
Date: Saturday, March 3
Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Kick-off: 19.35 (06.35 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Vinny Munro (New Zealand), Kane Brown (New Zealand) (New Zealand)
TMO: Keith Brown (New Zealand)
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