Read and Slade available for Crusaders selection
James Mortimer 24 Feb 2014 Getty Images
Slade will likely replace Tyler Bleyendaal who missed five kicks in the first half leading to an early substitution.
Tom Taylor replaced the young playmaker and may have done enough to warrant a start.
Read could potentially start from the bench, but is expected to regain the captain’s armband of Richie McCaw.
The number eight also was skipper for periods of the All Blacks 2013 season, putting in series after series of immense performances to earn the game’s highest individual honour.
He will play his 95th Investec Super Rugby fixture in his first match of the season.
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