The Western Force will travel to Christchurch to take on the Crusaders and kick off the fourth round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman.
Force coach Tim Sampson will be looking for a better response from him after their crushing loss to the Hurricanes to begin their tour of New Zealand.
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Meanwhile, the Crusaders face the rare position of needing other results to follow their path if they wish to play in the final, currently occupying third place.
Despite this, coach Scott Robertson made the bold choice to rest a host of stars, led by All Blacks Richie Mo’unga and Seve Reece.
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Friday June 4 5:05 p.m. AEST – Crusaders v Western Force at OrangeTheory Stadium, Commercial Free, Live and On Demand on Stan Sport
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CROSSES (1-15): Tamaiti Williams, Codie Taylor, Michael Alaalatoa, Scott Barrett (c), Mitchell Dunshea, Whetukamokamo Douglas, Sione Havili Talitui, Cullen Grace, Bryn Hall, Fergus Blake, Leicester Fainga’anuku, David Havili, Braydon Ennor, Manasa Mataele, Will Jordan
Reserves: Nathan Vella, Isileli Tu’ungafasi, Oliver Jager, Luke Romano, Tom Sanders, Mitchell Drummond, Dallas McLeod, Josh McKay
IN: Isileli Tu’ungafasi, Luke Romano, Tom Sanders, Josh McKay, David Havili,
EXITS: Quinten Strange, George Bower, Samuel Whitelock, Richie Mo’unga, Sevu Reece
STRENGTH (1-15): Tom Robertson, Feleti Kaitu’u, Santiago Medrano, Jeremy Thrush, Sitaleki Timani, Fergus Lee-Warner, Kane Koteka, Ollie Callan, Tomas Cubelli, Domingo Miotti, Richard Kahui, Kyle Godwin (c), Tevita Kuridrani, Toni Pulu, Jake Strachan
Reserves: Andrew Ready, Angus Warner, Greg Holmes, Ryan McCauley, Tim Anstee, Ian Prior, Jack McGregor, Jordan Olowofela
IN: Ollie Callan, Jake Strachan
EXITS: Brynard Stander, Rob Kearney