The Jaguares have made nine changes to their starting line-up after last weekend's loss to the Hurricanes. First-choice skipper Agustín Creevy returns in place of Julián Montoya, who is dropped from the matchday squad. Creevy is joined in the front row by Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro who replaces Ramiro Herrera at tighthead prop while Matias Alemanno comes into the second row in place of Tomás Lavanini and the back row sees Juan Manuel Leguizamón and Facundo Isa replace Pablo Matera and Leonardo Senatore respectively. In the backs, Gonzalo Bertranou replaces Martín Landajo at scrum-half while Juan Martín Hernández takes over from Nicolás Sánchez at fly-half. Matías Moroni starts on the wing with Joaquín Tuculet at fullback and Jerónimo de la Fuente at centre.
Crusaders head coach Todd Blackadder has made five changes to his run-on side. Israel Dagg is named at full-back in his first start of the season for the seven time champions. Props Joe Moody and Wyatt Crockett have rotated so that Moody takes the starting spot this week. Scott Barrett will pair up with Luke Romano at lock and Jimmy Tupou will provide cover. Andy Ellis will be the starting scrum-half and Kieron Fonotia will pair up with Crotty in the midfield. Mitchell Drummond, Sean Wainui and Ben Volavola will provide cover for the backs, while loose forward Tim Boys also comes onto the bench. Inside centre Ryan Crotty will play his 100th game for the Crusaders.
Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Crusaders and the Jaguares from AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Jaguares have found the going tough after notching a memorable victory in their opener against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. After a narrow away defeat against the Sharks, in their next match, they also had a bye in Round Three before losing at home against the Chiefs and Stormers. Worse was to follow as the Blues and Hurricanes beat them in Auckland and Wellington respectively.
The Crusaders are one of the form teams in the competition and haven't tasted defeat since their opening round loss to the Chiefs in Hamilton. After that setback, they beat the Blues in Round Two before having bye in the next round. They continued where they left off against the men from Auckland with a home win over the Kings before claiming deserved victories on the road against the Sharks, Lions and Western Force.
Early line-out steal sets up a Crusaders attack, Boffelli slipping while going back to field a kick and this allows the Crusaders to pounce. Boffelli recovers to force the Crusaders out five metres from the Jaguares line.
The Jaguares kick off and we are underway in Christchurch.
Scrum 5 metres out for the Crusaders. It goes down but the Crusaders clear it to the backline before the Jaguares steal it and kick clear up to half way before the Crusaders attack again.
TRY, CRUSADERS, ELLIS! 5-0: Dagg with a beautiful offload to Crotty who straightens before feeding Dagg on the inside who sets Ellis in under the sticks.
CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 7-0: Mo'unga adds the two afterwards.
Lost forward by the Jaguares on halfway. Scrum to the Crusaders.
Iglesias does good work for the Jaguares to force a knock on from Fonotia and get possession for the Jaguares, they kick aimlessly but luckily for them Dagg's return kick rolls dead. Scrum Jaguares.
PENALTY, JAGUARES, HERNANDEZ! 7-3: Moody goes down in the scrum, penalty to the Jaguares. Hernandez adds three from the tee.
Charged down by the 'Saders but it goes dead. 22 drop out for the Jaguares.
Bertrano grubbers into touch just inside the Crusaders half.
Scrum time penalty against Moody again, this one is out of range for a goal kick, the Jaguares set up a line-out.
Great tackle from de la Fuente on Dagg, to cut short a Crusaders attack by forcing the All Black Fullback into touch.
A kicking battle ends when the Jaguares knock on 15 metres inside their own half.
Line-out steal from the Jaguares, who kick straight to Dagg and this will come right back.
YELLOW CARD, JAGUARES, TUCULET! Off his feet at the breakdown just 5 metres out and Tuculet will go to the bin.
TRY, CRUSADERS, DAGG! 12-3: Dagg finishes well after some silky skills from Mo''unga in the build up.
Off the kick off Orlando nearly gathers with the line begging, he loses it forward though, scrum to the Crusaders.
Mo'unga misses the conversion.
TRY, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 17-3: de la Fuente gets back to field Ellis' kick, Mo'unga rips the ball in the tackle and goes over the line!
CONVERSION, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 19-3: Mo'unga adds tow from the tee.
Hernandez tries a drop but his effort is well wide. Crusaders will drop out.
Nadolo thumps a left footed kick clear, great kick from the big winger.
15 phases of Jaguares attack has them inside the Crusaders 22, before the Crusaders steal it at the breakdown before Taylor hacks it out just outside the Crusaders 22.
Taufua spills an offload from Taylor just 15 out from the Jagaures line. Scrum Jaguares.
Mo'unga kicks off for the Crusaders and the second half has started.
Penalty taken quickly by Bertrano to get the Jaguares up to the Crusaders 22.
That goal kick was the last act of the first half. at half time the Crusaders 22 lead the Jaguares 3.
PENALTY, CRUSADERS, MO'UNGA! 22-3: Jaguares scrum under pressure, penalty! Mo'unga adds three with a goal kick.
De la Fuente is eventually tackled into touch 5 metres out from the Crusaders line.
Crotty penalised for a rip in the tackle while on the ground, Jaguares have a line-out 5 out.
Creevy loses it as he tries to go over the Crusaders line, the Crusaders go wide and Nadolo kicks clear.
TMO referral for foul play. Andy Ellis throws a punch but it fails to land. Poor punch from Ellis so he escapes with just a penalty.
TRY, JAGUARES, ISA! 22-8: The maul is pushed towards the touchline, Isa sneaks around the outside and scores!
CONVERSION, JAGUARES, HERNANDEZ! 22-10: Hernandez adds two.
Jaguares can't use it so they lose it. Maul goes to ground and the ball is trapped. Scrum to the Crusaders 12 metres inside Jaguares territory.
The Crusaders set up an attacking line-out from a penalty, they are looking to restore their bonus point position here.
Turned over and cleared by Tuculet for the Jaguares.
The Crusaders have a line-out 5 metres from the Jaguares line.
TRY, CRUSADERS, READ! 27-10: Read rounds off an attack sparked by a great run by Barrett. The Crusaders forwards handled like backs there.
Conversion missed by Mo'unga.
TRY, CRUSADERS, DAGG! 32-10: Great run from Dagg, he injects pace into a move that was stagnant, beats two and hands off another then pins his ears back and flies into the corner.
Conversion missed by Mo'unga.
The Jaguares survive another dynamic attack from the Crusaders they kick up towards halfway before getting penalty which they use to set up a line-out.
The Jaguares knock on 15 metres inside the Crusaders half.
The Jaguares scrum goes down on halfway and they are penalised. The Crusaders set up a line-out.
Forward pass 10 metres inside the Jaguares half from the Crusaders, scrum to the Jaguares.
TRY, JAGUARES, IGLESIAS! 32-15: Kicked ahead after a quickly taken penalty and it sits up for the chasing Iglesias who scores in the corner!
Iglesias misses his attempt to add the conversion to his own try.
Penalty to the Crusaders, Mo'unga takes a shot at goal. He misses and the hooter blasts. Full time here and the Crusaders 32 defeat the Jaguares 15.