Super Rugby: Sevu Reece named to start for Crusaders

Sevu Reece.
Sevu Reece. Photo credit: Getty

Flying Fijian winger Sevu Reece will make his first Super Rugby start for the Crusaders when they take on the Chiefs in Christchurch on Saturday.

The 22-year-old will make his debut in place of resting All Blacks George Bridge, with Braydon Ennor switching to the left wing.

The Waikato stand-out was picked up by the Crusaders after being cut by Irish club Connacht following his appearance in the Hamilton District Court on one count of male assaults female, an incident involving his girlfriend in July last year. 

Halfback Ereatara Enari will make his first start, as will lock Mitchell Dunshea and flanker Billy Harmon.

Prop Owen Franks and flanker Matt Todd will both sit out on an All Blacks rest week.

Crusaders: 1- Joe Moody, 2- Andrew Makalio, 3- Michael Alaalatoa, 4- Mitchell Dunshea, 5- Scott Barrett, 6- Jordan Taufua, 7- Billy Harmon, 8- Whetukamokamo Douglas, 9- Ere Enari, 10- Richie Mo'unga, 11- Braydon Ennor, 12- Ryan Crotty (captain), 13- Jack Goodhue, 14- Sevu Reece, 15- Will Jordan

Reserves: 16- Codie Taylor, 17- Harry Allan, 18- George Bower, 19- Luke Romano, 20- Ethan Blackadder, 21- Bryn Hall, 22- Brett Cameron, 23- David Havili

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