Crusaders vs Reds live stream , tv channels and game update . super rugby pacific quarter finals in Christchurch . The Crusaders have won their last nine Super Rugby games against Queensland Reds.
CRUSADERS vs REDS, Friday 5.05pm AEST in Christchurch
Co-captain Liam Wright returns to the Reds starting XV as Queensland embrace their rank outsider status against the Crusaders in the opening Super Rugby quarter final.
Wright, who will start at openside flanker ahead of Fraser McReight, made a successful comeback from an ankle injury in last weekend’s 28-15 loss to the red-and-blacks in Christchurch.
The Crusaders have also won their last 10 home fixtures against the Reds, having not lost to them in Christchurch since March 1999 (36-23).
The Saders have lost two of their last four Super Rugby matches in Christchurch (W2), as many defeats as they logged in their previous 44 games at home (W41, D1, L2).
CRUSADERS (15-1): Will Jordan, Sevu Reece, Jack Goodhue, David Havili, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Richie Mo’unga, Bryn Hall, Cullen Grace, Ethan Blackadder, Pablo Matera, Sam Whitelock, Scott Barrett (c), Oli Jager, Codie Taylor, George Bower
Reserves: Brodie McAlister, Finlay Brewis, Fletcher Newell, Zach Gallagher, Tom Christie, Mitch Drummond, Braydon Ennor, George Bridge
REDS (15-1): Jock Campbell, Suliasi Vunivalu, Jordan Petaia, Hamish Stewart, Filipo Daugunu, Lawson Creighton, Tate McDermott (co-c), Harry Wilson, Liam Wright (co-c), Seru Uru, Angus Blyth, Ryan Smith, Feao Fotuaika, Matt Faessler, Harry Hoopert
Reserves: Richie Asiata, Dane Zander, Sef Fa’agase, Connor Vest, Angus Scott-Young, Fraser McReight, Kalani Thomas, Hunter Paisami
- Queensland Reds have lost three of their last four Super Rugby away matches (W1), as many defeats as they logged in their last eight games on the road (W5, L3).
- The Australians have lost their last 18 games away from home against New Zealand opposition, their longest ever such losing streak
- The Reds have conceded 40+ points in each of their last three away matches against New Zealand sides.
- Queensland has made 44 turnover tackles in the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season, the joint-most by any team in the campaign and 10 more than the Crusaders (34).