• Blues shuffle pack for Brumbies

    The Blues have made four changes for their match against the Brumbies in Auckland on Friday.

    Three of them come among the forwards, where James Parsons replaces Keven Mealamu in the front row, Patrick Tuipulotu takes over from Hayden Triggs in the second row, and Luke Braid gets a start at blindside flank in place of Steven Luatua.

    The only change among the backs sees Melani Nanai replace Tevita Li on the left wing.

    The Blues have yet to register a win this season and are at the foot of the combined Vodacom Super Rugby log with just five points from seven matches.

    Blues – 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Pita Ahki, 12 George Moala, 11 Melani Nanai, 10 Dan Bowden, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Jerome Kaino (c), 7 Brendon O'Connor, 6 Luke Braid, 5 Patrick Tuipulotu, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons, 1 Ofa Tu'ungafasi.
    Subs: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Angus Ta'avao, 19 Hayden Triggs, 20 Steven Luatua, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Francis Saili.

    Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images

    Blues shuffle pack for Brumbies

    The Blues have made four changes for their match against the Brumbies in Auckland on Friday.

    Three of them come among the forwards, where James Parsons replaces Keven Mealamu in the front row, Patrick Tuipulotu takes over from Hayden Triggs in the second row, and Luke Braid gets a start at blindside flank in place of Steven Luatua.

    The only change among the backs sees Melani Nanai replace Tevita Li on the left wing.

    The Blues have yet to register a win this season and are at the foot of the combined Vodacom Super Rugby log with just five points from seven matches.

    Blues – 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Pita Ahki, 12 George Moala, 11 Melani Nanai, 10 Dan Bowden, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Jerome Kaino (c), 7 Brendon O'Connor, 6 Luke Braid, 5 Patrick Tuipulotu, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons, 1 Ofa Tu'ungafasi.
    Subs: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Angus Ta'avao, 19 Hayden Triggs, 20 Steven Luatua, 21 Jamie Booth, 22 Ihaia West, 23 Francis Saili.

    Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images