Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has made several changes to the team to play the Chiefs in a Super Rugby Round Three match in Napier on Friday.
The changes follow the seven-time champions' 24-27 loss to the Highlanders last weekend.
Four new players have been brought into the starting XV - Corey Flynn at hooker, Owen Franks at prop, Luke Romano at lock, and Zac Guildford on the wing.
There have also been a number of positional changes.
Ben Franks will move to loosehead prop as his brother fills the tighthead position.
Tom Donnelly has moved from left lock to right lock.
Israel Dagg has moved to the right wing to accommodate his fellow Hawkes Bay teammate Zac Guildford on the left wing.
Sean Maitland, who played on the right wing last week, will move to fullback.
Crusaders: 15 Sean Maitland, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Adam Whitelock, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Tyler Bleyendaal, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Ben Franks.
Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Sam Whitelock, 19 Luke Whitelock, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Tom Taylor, 22 Tom Marshall.
Date: Friday, March 9
Venue: McLean Park, Napier
Kick-off: 19.35 06.35 GMT)
Referee: Garratt Williamson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Nick Briant (New Zealand)
TMO: Richard Kelly (New Zealand)
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