30 Apr 2009

Blues coach rings changes

7:26 am on 30 April 2009

The Blues coach Pat Lam has made seven changes and two positional switches in his side to play the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday night.

Among them he's moved the All Black wing Rudi Wulf to fullback so Paul Williams goes to the bench while Jimmy Gopperth comes in at first-five with Michael Hobbs moving into the reserves at Tasesa Lavea's expense.

Rene Ranger's back on the right wing - his NZRU discipinary hearing's not till next week.

Injuries to flankers Josh Blackie and Justin Collins mean a Super 14 debut for Tom Chamberlain from the wide training group while Jay Williams joins his All Black brother Ali at lock in place of the injured Anthony Boric.