The Chiefs have decided to try some new combinations for the final outing of the season.
The Chiefs are missing the likes Muliaina, Sivivatu, Masaga, Kahui, Delany, Donald and Lauaki. If I didn’t know better I’d say they thought they were the Bulls.
With this being a near bottom of the table clash there is very little importance to the match, so much so that Paul Marks has been allowed out of the dog house to come and referee the game.
Ref: Paul Marks (Australia)
ARs: Garratt Williamson (New Zealand), Jonathon White (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 09.35SA Time, 07.35 GMT
Blues: 15 Paul Williams, 14 Joe Rokocoko, 13 Rene Ranger/Luke McAlister, 12 Benson Stanley, 11 Rudi Wulf, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Viliami Ma’afu, 7 Serge Lilo, 6 Jerome Kaino/Peter Saili, 5 Anthony Boric, 4 Kurtis Haiu, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Tom McCartney, 17 Charlie Faumuina, 18 Filo Paulo, 19 Tom Chamberlain, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Daniel Kirkpatrick, 22 George Pisi.
Chiefs: 15 Tim Nanai-Williams, 14 Save Tokula, 13 Jackson Willison, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Jason Hona, 10 Trent Renata, 9 Brendon Leonard, 8 Colin Bourke, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam (captain), 5 Culum Retallick, 4 Craig Clarke, 3 Ben Afeaki, 2 Aled de Malmanche, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Hika Elliot, 17 Tristan Moran, 18 Kevin O’Neill, 19 Luke Braid 20 Junior Poluleuligaga, 21 Siale Piutau, 22 Tim Mikkelson.