The Crusaders could have their full compliment of All Black props back for the playoffs.
Prop Tim Perry will return via the bench against the Rebels on Saturday having successfully returned in club rugby from a broken arm.
Coach Scott Robertson says fellow prop Owen Franks was close but they have chosen to give him some extra time to get his shoulder 100 percent.
Robertson is chuffed to have Perry in the mix.
"For him to be back on time is what the medical team were hoping for. He's got himself in great nick, he played well in the wet weather last week, and he deserves a chance."
Matt Todd and Bryn Hall come into the starting fifteen in the only two changes to the run on side.