Visinia at fullback for Blues

The Blues have made two changes for Saturday's match against the Sharks in Auckland.

Fullback Lolagi Visinia has been declared fit to start, after picking up an injury in training before last weekend's game against the Chiefs.

Flank Tanerau Latimer (long-term calf injury) has been bracketed with Kara Pryor, who will make his run-on debut if Latimer is ruled out.

The match will commemorate the first Super 12 final in 1996 when the Blues beat the Sharks. A number of former players will attend, with Joeli Vidiri taking the match ball on to the field. 

Blues  15 Lolagi Visinia, 14 Rieko Ioane, 13 Rene Ranger, 12 Piers Francis, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Steven Luatua, 7 Tanerau Latimer/Kara Pryor, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Hoani Matenga, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons (c), 1 Sam Prattley.
Subs: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Namatahi Waa, 18 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19 Kara Pryor/Joe Edwards, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Matt McGahan, 23 George Moala.

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