25 Feb 2010

Blues relegate All Black prop

7:31 pm on 25 February 2010

The All Black prop Tony Woodcock has been relegated to the reserves for the Blues' Super 14 rugby match with the Queensland Reds in Brisbane on Saturday night.

Charlie Famuina comes into the front row at tighthead in place of Woodwock, who started against the Hurricanes and the Highlanders.

Coach Pat Lam says Woodcock and the other All Black front rowers, John Afoa, who moves to tighthead, and hooker Keven Mealamu, aren't match fit yet.

Lam has also made changes at number eight and centre with Peter Saili in for Viliami Ma'afu on the back of the scrum and Renee Ranger at 13 for the injured Isaia Toeva.