26 Feb 2009

Century of Super Rugby for Collins

2:33 pm on 26 February 2009

The blindside flanker Justin Collins will earn his 100th Super Rugby cap when he leads out the Blues for their clash against the Stormers in Cape Town on Sunday morning.

The 34-year-old Northlander began his Super Rugby career in 1998 with the Chiefs and has since played more than 80 games for the Blues, joining the likes of Doug Howlett and Carlos Spencer.

New fathers Jerome Kaino, Taniela Moa and Joe Rokocoko all return to the starting 15 as the Blues look to bounce back from their big loss to the Bulls in Pretoria.

But coach Pat Lam has problems in the pack. He's had to bracket Kurtis Haiu and Chris Lowrey at lock with Anthony Boric.

Ali Williams and his brother Jay are still injured.