4 May 2012

Maitland bracketed for Crusaders return

10:20 am on 4 May 2012

Wing Sean Maitland has been bracketed with Adam Whitelock in the only change to the Crusaders side from last weekend's win over the Waratahs for Sunday's Super Rugby match against the Reds in Christchurch.

Maitland has been recovering from a high ankle injury and his inclusion is subject to his full participation in training today.

Although the line-up looks much the same as last week's, the jerseys will be different.

This week the Crusaders are wearing specially-made St John jerseys, which will then be signed by the players and auctioned to raise funds for St Johns.

Todd Blackadder's men sit sixth in the overall standings and just inside the playoff zone.

While a loss to the Reds wouldn't drop them out of the finals berths, it would be a blow to their chances of claiming a home semi-final.