Semi-final teams: Crusaders roll out big guns

Coach Scott Robertson looks on during a Crusaders Super Rugby training session at Rugby Park.

SEMI-FINAL ONE: CRUSADERS v CHIEFS in Christchurch, Saturday 5.35pm AEST

CRUSADERS coach Scott Robertson has named a team bristling with power for Saturday’s first Super Rugby semi-final against the Chiefs in Christchurch.

Robertson has had the luxury of naming an unchanged starting XV from the one that outmuscled the Highlanders 17-0 in the quarterfinals.

It is the third time in Super Rugby history that these two teams have faced off in a semi-final, and the Chiefs have been the victors on both previous occasions.

“They used their home-ground advantage on those occasions, but this time we have earned the chance to play in front of our own supporters and that means a lot to us,” Robertson said.

“To see so many of our supporters still come out to the game last weekend in such miserable conditions was humbling, so that is even more motivation for the team to put on a performance to make t…

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