29 Jun 2011

One change to Blues for semi-final

5:19 pm on 29 June 2011

There's one injury-forced change to the Blues side for Saturday's Super Rugby semi-final against the Queensland Reds in Brisbane with Chris Lowrey replacing the injured All Black lock Anthony Boric.

Coach Pat Lam has also bracketted Rene Ranger on the left wing with Lachie Munro and says the decision on who'll start will be made tomorrow, when the team leaves for Australia.

While the Blues would welcome Ranger's line-breaking ability they would also miss Munro's accurate goal-kicking.

Team: Charlie Faumuina, Keven Mealamu (c), John Afoa, Ali Williams, Chris Lowrey, Jerome Kaino, Luke Braid, Peter Saili; Alby Matthewson, Stephen Brett, Lachie Munro/Rene Ranger, Luke McAlister, Benson Stanley, Joe Rokocoko, Jared Payne. Reserves: Tom McCartney, Tevia Mailau, James King/Matt Luamanu, Daniel Braid, Chris Smylie, Munro/Ranger, Winston Stanley/Sherwin Stowers.