The All Blacks first five Dan Carter will play one position out for the Crusaders on Saturday night with Tom Taylor returning to the number ten jersey for the match against the table topping Stormers in Christchurch.
Carter's move to second five pushes Ryan Crotty to the bench in one of four changes to the side that lost to the Bulls last weekend.
The Franks brothers swap positions with Ben starting at tighthead prop this week and Owen providing cover from the bench.
Lock Tom Donnelly comes back into the starting fifteen and Luke Romano takes a place in the reserves.
The Crusaders sit fourth in the New Zealand conference and seventh in the overall standings with three wins from six games so far this season.