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The Highlanders had a bye last week so this will be their first match of the new season and unfortunately they will be up against the team that they have lost their last five matches to.
While the Highlanders will be starting “cold” after a bye last week the Crusaders were anything but “hot” against the Rebels.
Overall the Highlanders have played the Crusaders 26 times since 1996 and the Highlanders have won just 8 matches. The Crusaders have won 18 of these matches which gives the Highlanders a record of winning 31% of their matches against the men from Christchurch.
The average score when the Highlanders play the Crusaders across all venues is : Highlanders 20 Crusaders 30.
The teams have met in Dunedin 12 times since 1997 and the Highlanders have won 5 times and lost 7 times. This gives the Highlanders a slightly more respectable record of winning 41% of their matches against the Crusaders in Dunedin.
In 2012 and and 2014 the Crusaders won but only just as both matches were won with a margin of three points or less.
In terms of selection the Highlanders have named 7 players who could make their debuts on Saturday but they have included both Ben and Aaron Smith as well as Malakai Fekitoa.
After last week’s Crusaders loss to the Rebels coach Todd Blackadder has brought Israel Dagg in at fullback and Colin Slade starts at 10. In all there are five changes. Dan Carter is out injured.
Last five results
12 Jul 2014 Highlanders v Crusaders 8-34 Christchurch
24 May 2014 Highlanders v Crusaders 30-32 Dunedin
29 Jun 2013 Highlanders v Crusaders 12-40 Dunedin
20 Apr 2013 Highlanders v Crusaders 8-24 Christchurch
01 Jun 2012 Highlanders v Crusaders 18-51 Christchurch
Highlanders: 1. Josh Hohneck , 2. Liam Coltman , 3. Ross Geldenhuys , 4. Tom Franklin , 5. Joe Wheeler , 6. Elliot Dixon , 7. John Hardie , 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 )
Replacements : 16. Ash Dixon , 17. Kane Hames , 18. Ma’afu Fia , 19. Mark Reddish , 20. Dan Pryor , 21. Fumiaki Tanaka , 22. Jason Emery , 23. Marty Banks
Crusaders: 1 Wyatt Crockett, 2 Ben Funnell, 3 Owen Franks, 4 Luke Romano, 5 Scott Barrett ,6 Richie McCaw, 7 Matt Todd (c), 8 Luke Whitelock, 9 Mitchell Drummond,10 Colin Slade, 11 Johnny McNicholl, 12 Ryan Crotty, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 14 Robbie Fruean, 15 Israel Dagg
Replacements : 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Joe Moody, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Dominic Bird , 20 Jordan Taufua, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Tom Taylor, 23 Nafi Tuitavake