31 May 2012

Five changes to Highlanders team

11:33 am on 31 May 2012

There are five changes in the Highlanders lineup for their Super Rugby clash with the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday night.

Prop Chris King returns to the front row, Josh Bekhuis is back at lock, James Haskell is back at openside after suspension and Nasi Manu returns after injury to number eight.

Aaron Smith replaces Jimmy Cowan at halfback.

The Highlanders are seventh on the table and probably need a win to stay in playoff contention.