23 Apr 2009

Changes to Crusaders lineup

6:02 am on 23 April 2009

The Crusaders rugby coach Todd Blackadder has made a number of rotational changes to his side for Sunday morning's Super 14 clash with the bottom placed Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Following their win over the Sharks last weekend, in come prop Owen Franks, lock Ross Filipo, flanker Michael Paterson, halfback Kahn Fotuali'i, winger Kade Poki, while Jared Payne moves to fullback.

The likes of Kieren Read gets his first rest of the season, while Andy Ellis is also in the reserves.

The Crusaders are 8th on the table having won their last 4 matches.