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Crusaders named for Investec Super Rugby Semi-Final v Chiefs

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crusaders.co.nz     24 Jul 2012     Getty Images

. Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has made just one change to his team to take on the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Ben Franks will start in the number three jersey this week and brother, Owen, will rotate to the bench.

Kieran Read is still unavailable for selection this week as he is not fully recovered from the rib injury sustained last time the Crusaders played the Chiefs. That means captain Richie McCaw will again play at number eight and Matt Todd at seven.

The Crusaders have had a loss and a win to the Chiefs in the regular season this year. The winner of this game will progress to the final, against either the Stormers or the Sharks.

Crusaders team to play the Chiefs in Investec Super Rugby Semi-Final:

1. Wyatt Crockett
2. Corey Flynn
3. Ben Franks
4. Luke Romano
5. Samuel Whitelock
6. George Whitelock
7. Matt Todd
8. Richie McCaw (c)
9. Andy Ellis
10.Dan Carter (vc)
11.Zac Guildford
12.Ryan Crotty
13.Robbie Fruean
14.Adam Whitelock
15.Israel Dagg

Reserves

16. Quentin MacDonald
17. Owen Franks
18. Tom Donnelly
19. Luke Whitelock
20. Willi Heinz
21. Tom Taylor
22. Sean Maitland