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The Reds were distraught about their 26-19 loss to the Western Force last weekend especially since they were in the lead for most of the game up until the 66th minute before a Curtis Rona try. That result means that the Reds are two losses for two since the beginning of the competition.
Meanwhile after their incredible comeback win over the Highlanders last weekend the Crusaders will be soaring. The men from Christchurch scored three tries in the final 15 minutes to snatch the victory from the jaws of defeat.
Despite their loss last weekend the Reds are still tied for top of the table with the Western Force at five points after a win against the Sharks in their first week. If they were to win this game they could get a decent buffer before touring South Africa and Argentina.
The Crusaders find themselves in an incredibly competitive New Zealand Conference. They sit at third on the table despite winning both their games as the Hurricanes and the Chiefs have two wins under the belt with two try-scoring bonus points.
The visitors will be confident going into the game having won the last five meetings between these sides with the most recent four wins in that run, all coming by 28 and more points. Before that run the Reds had won three on the bounce between the sides, their last victory over the Crusaders came in the 2011 Super Rugby Final. The Queenslanders don’t fare well against the Kiwi opposition in general as they have lost three of their last five at home against New Zealand sides.
The Crusaders have proven to be an excellent attacking team this year after making an average of 159 carries per game this season, 26 carries more than any other team in the competition and a whopping 49.5 more than the Reds.
Reds head coach Nick Stiles was not happy with this side’s display last weekend but is excited to see how the Reds respond to the loss.
“None of us were happy with last week’s performance. We addressed it and moved on and are looking forward to the opportunity to test ourselves against a difficult opponent this weekend.
“We knew there would be setbacks along the way as this group continued its development. The setback isn’t as important as how we respond to it. That’s the challenge presented to the team this weekend.
Stiles went onto say that the rotations to his starting line up is to keep every player on their toes.
“The changes to the starting team reflect the depth we have in the squad at the moment. Everyone has worked hard and deserve their opportunities. As coaches, we want guys challenging for starting spots every week. There are no guarantees when it comes to selection.”
Reds: 15 Karmichael Hunt, 14 Izaia Perese, 13 Samu Kerevi, 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Eto Nabuli, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Nick Frisby, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 George Smith, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Izack Rodda, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sam Talakai, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper(c)
Replacements: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Sef Fa’agase, 18 Taniela Tupou, 19 Kane Douglas, 20 Adam Korczyk, 21 James Tuttle, 22 Jake McIntyre, 23 Chris Kuridrani
Crusaders: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Digby Ioane, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Whetu Douglas, 7 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 6 Pete Samu, 5 Sam Whitelock(c), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Michael Alaalatoa, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody
Replacements: 16 Ben Funnell, 17 Tim Perry, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Jordan Taufua, 21 Bryn Hall, 22 Marty McKenzie, 23 George Bridge