NZ latest – Jack hits 100

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Jack hits 100 – Chris Jack will play his 100th Super Rugby match for the Crusaders against the Brumbies in Nelson.

Jack replaces Brad Thorn at lock in one of two changes to the team that beat the Waratahs. Ben Franks, replaces his brother Owen at tighthead prop.

Crusaders - 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Adam Whitelock, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Chris Jack, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Subs: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Owen Franks, 18 Brad Thorn, 19 Jonathan Poff, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Matt Berquist, 22 Tom Marshall.

Highlanders stick with Bull-bashers – Jamie Joseph has made just one change to the side that thumped the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld last week.

Siale Piutau switches wings while James Paterson comes in for the injured Kade Poki. Poki enjoyed a fine outing against the Bulls, and the Stormers will be glad to hear that he isn’t playing at Newlands.

There are two changes on the bench, with Mahroni Schwalger and David Te Moana providing front-row cover.

Highlanders – 15 Ben Smith, 14 James Paterson, 13 Kendrick Lynn, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Siale Piutau, 10 Robbie Robinson, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 Alando Soakai, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Jarrad Hoeata, 3 Chris King, 2 Jason Rutledge, 1 Jamie Mackintosh (c).
Subs: 16 Mahroni Schwalger, 17 David Te Moana, 18 Tom Donnelly, 19 John Hardie, 20 Aaron Smith, 21 Tony Brown, 22 Telusa Veainu.