The Crusaders are preparing for their first trip across the Tasman since March last year, and will travel to Brisbane today ahead of their match against the Reds on Saturday night.
As well as making a few changes to the side this week, Head Coach Scott Robertson has named three additional players for the Crusaders two-match tour to Australia, with Fletcher Newell, Nathan Vella and Fergus Burke all set to make the trip.
Here’s everything you need to know about Super Rugby Trans-Tasman!
Reds vs Crusaders
Super Rugby Trans-Tasman 2021
SAT MAY 22 2021 AT 11:30 PM
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
This encounter has generated plenty of interest in both Australia and New Zealand as it pits the respective countries’ best teams against each other and there should be a big crowd in attendance in Brisbane on Saturday.
After winning the Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aotearoa tournaments, the Reds and Crusaders did not field their strongest sides during last weekend’s opening round of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman matches.
That decision backfired on the Reds as they got off to a poor start against the Highlanders in Dunedin and they struggled to build momentum before eventually suffering a 40-19 defeat.