Read misses out on Bulls playoff
Crusaders No 8 Kieran Read will miss Saturday's Super Rugby playoff game against the Vodacom Bulls because of a rib injury.
Read missed the Crusaders' final regular season match against the Western Force with the same injury last weekend and has yet to recover full fitness.
The Crusaders have made three changes to their lineup: Wyatt Crockett was chosen at loosehead prop ahead of Ben Franks and Sam Whitelock at lock ahead of Tom Donnelly. Franks and Donnelly both move to the reserves bench.
Adam Whitelock moves from center to wing, allowing Robbie Fruean to return in midfield.
The winner of the match between the seven-time champion Crusaders and three-time champion Bulls will progress to the tournament semifinals.
Crusaders team: Israel Dagg, Adam Whitelock, Robbie Fruean, Ryan Crotty, Zac Guildford, Dan Carter, Andy Ellis, Richie McCaw (capt), Matt Todd, George Whitelock, Samuel Whitelock, Luke Romano, Owen Franks, Corey Flynn, Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: Quentin MacDonald, Ben Franks, Tom Donnelly, Luke Whitelock, Willi Heinz, Tom Taylor, Sean Maitland.