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Blues change 2 to face Sharks

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 22 Apr 2010 at 07:47
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Blues head coach Pat Lam has made two changes to the starting lineup for Saturday’s pivotal clash with the Sharks in Durban.

The Blues’ official website reports that abrasive flanker Serge Lilo has been reinstated to the starting XV after missing out on the 22 last week, while Peter Saili replaces Viliami Ma’afu at number 8.

With the Blues currently in seventh position, five points off the pace of the fourth placed Reds, they must win every one of their remaining four matches to keep their semi final aspirations alive.

The Blues enjoyed some time off to go shark diving in Durban yesterday, but they will not have the luxury of a perspex cage on Sunday morning as they come up against a dangerous Sharks outfit with plenty of bite.

“We’ve traveled well which is really important – especially for a few of the guys like Viliami and Filo who are experiencing the trip to South Africa for the first time,” Lam said.

“Our only training run for the week will be today but there is a lot of focus and motivation about what needs to be achieved on Saturday night. While the Sharks are tough to beat at Absa Stadium, we know how high the stakes are.”

The Blues team to play the Sharks at Absa Stadium, Durban on Saturday (Sunday morning 3.05am NZT) is:

15. Isaia Toeava
14. Joe Rokocoko
13. Benson Stanley
12. Luke McAlister
11. Rudi Wulf
10. Stephen Brett
9. Alby Mathewson
8. Peter Saili
7. Serge Lilo
6. Jerome Kaino
5. Filo Paulo
4. Kurtis Haiu
3. John Afoa
2. Keven Mealamu – Capt
1. Tony Woodcock

16. Tom McCartney
17. Tevita Mailau / Charlie Faumuina
18. Andrew Van der Heijden
19. Viliami Ma’afu
20. Chris Smylie
21. Rene Ranger
22. Paul Williams


  • Sharks by 1 :cool:

    Although my SB says differently

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.04.10 07:48:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Morning everyone :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.04.10 07:59:32 by Chaz Reply
    ChazTeam captain
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : :evil: :evil: :cry:

    Me went with the sharks by 5

    So they better win :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.04.10 08:00:27 by Chaz Reply
    ChazTeam captain
  • Very good lineup that. Go Sharks!

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.04.10 12:07:00 by billy Reply
    billyVodacom Cup player
  • :mrgreen: GO SHARKS GO :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.04.10 08:04:53 by Chaz Reply
    ChazTeam captain

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