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Sam Whitelock returns in BNZ Crusaders side to play the Stormers

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The BNZ Crusaders are in Cape Town preparing to take on the Stormers at Newlands Stadium this Saturday night (Sunday morning in New Zealand.)

Head Coach Scott Robertson has named his side for the week 14 fixture, the last on the team's tour before returning to play at home next Saturday. Robertson has made three changes to the side that ran in seven tries in their bonus point win over the Bulls.

In the front row, Joe Moody will be rested this week, allowing a leg wound he sustained against the Bulls, to heal. George Bower will start at loosehead prop and Harry Allan provides cover in the reserves. Sam Whitelock returns to captain the side against the Stormers, having re-joined the squad in Cape Town earlier this week. The final change to the side sees Ethan Blackadder get an opportunity to start on the blindside, with Jordan Taufua shifting to the bench.

The Crusaders' backline remains unchanged from last weekend's game, including Man of the Match Richie Mo'unga at first five-eighth and right wing Sevu Reece, who ran in three tries against the Bulls last week.

Kick off in the BNZ Crusaders' Investec Super Rugby match against the Stormers is Saturday 18 May, 5:15pm (SAST), at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. The match will be televised live on Sky Sport at 3:15am (NZST), Sunday 19 May.

BNZ Crusaders team to play the Stormers:

1. George Bower

2. Codie Taylor

3. Michael Alaalatoa

4. Scott Barrett

5. Samuel Whitelock (C)

6. Ethan Blackadder

7. Matt Todd (VC)

8. Kieran Read

9. Bryn Hall

10. Richie Mo'unga

11. George Bridge

12. Ryan Crotty (VC)

13. Jack Goodhue

14. Sevu Reece

15. David Havili

RESERVES

16. Andrew Makalio

17. Harry Allan

18. Oliver Jager

19. Luke Romano

20. Jordan Taufua

21. Mitchell Drummond

22. Mitchell Hunt

23. Braydon Ennor

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