17 Mar 2011

Changes to Blues lineup

12:20 pm on 17 March 2011

Injuries have forced a couple of changes to the Blues lineup for Saturday night's Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes at Eden Park.

With lock Ali Williams and openside flanker Daniel Braid unavailable, Kurtis Haiu and Luke Braid get a start.

John Afoa replaces Charlie Faumuina at prop.

Stephen Brett starts at first five with Luke McAlister, who has started the last 2 matches at 10, moving out to second five.

Benson Stanley moves to the left wing and Rene Ranger replaces Joe Rokocoko on the right wing.

The match will mark Tony Woodcock's 100th for the Blues and Haiu's 50th.