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Photo Credit: Chris Sullivan - Seen in Dunedin

Highlanders’ Head Coach Jamie Joseph has kept faith with the team that beat the Stormers by naming an unchanged line up for the local derby match against the Crusaders. The Crusaders are fresh off a demolition job on the Sharks in Durban while the Highlanders return from a week off for the bye. Traditionally a close encounter both sides will be keen to maintain their recent success heading into the halfway point of the competition.

Crusaders v Highlanders, AMI  Stadium, Christchurch – Saturday 11th April, 7.35pm (NZT)

1.   Brendon Edmonds

2.   Ash Dixon

3.   Josh Hohneck

4.   Tom Franklin

5.   Joe Wheeler

6.   Elliot Dixon

7.   James Lentjes

8.   Nasi Manu ( c )

9.   Aaron Smith

10. Lima Sopoaga

11. Patrick Osborne

12. Shaun Treeby

13. Malakai Fekitoa

14. Waisake Naholo

15. Ben Smith ( c )

Reserves:

16. Liam Coltman

17. Daniel Lienert-Brown

18. Pingi Tala’apitaga

19. Mark Reddish

20. Dan Pryor

21. Fumiaki Tanaka

22. Marty Banks

23. Jason Emery

Unavailable:  Shane Christie (hamstring), Richard Buckman (shoulder),Ross Geldenhuys (Thumb) John Hardie (ankle)

Head Coach: Jamie Joseph Assistant Coaches: Tony Brown, Scott McLeod Manager: Paul McLaughlan

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