24th November 07:43 AM
Crusaders to be at full strength against the Highlanders
By Rusiate Baleilevuka
Monday 17/07/2017

The Crusaders are set to be at full‑strength for the Super Rugby quarterfinal against the Highlanders this Saturday.

Five more All Blacks will be included this weekend as assistant coach Brad Mooar says there is no point moaning for last week’s loss, it is time to move on.

Mooar says a loss is good for the team to keep their feet on the ground and know that every team is a threat especially the Highlanders.

The players who are expected to join this week include All Blacks front row of Joe Moody, Codie Taylor and Owen Franks, captain Sam Whitelock at lock and Ryan Crotty in the midfield.

The backline should be more cohesive with the return of Crotty, who has been recovering from a hamstring injury, which will probably result in David Havili being shifted to fullback and Israel Dagg transferring to the right wing.

The Crusaders will host the Highlanders at 7.35pm Saturday.

In other quarterfinals, the Brumbies will host the Hurricanes at 9.35pm Friday, the Lions will host the Sharks at 12.30am Sunday while the Stormers will take on the Chiefs at 3am Sunday.

Source: Stuff.co

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