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    All Black front-row for Blues

    2014-03-06 12:11

    Cape Town - Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock will make their first Vodacom Super Rugby starts of the season for the Blues in Saturday's clash with the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld.

    Kick-off is at 17:05.

    After playing 30 minutes off the bench last weekend, the All Blacks centurions have been promoted to the starting XV and will form an all-All Blacks front row alongside Charlie Faumuina.

    The Blues backline remains unchanged, with coach John Kirwan rewarding young guns Simon Hickey and Tevita Li for their impressive performances against the Crusaders.

    Rugby League convert Benji Marshall has been omitted from the match 23.



    15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Jono Ross, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Flip van der Merwe (captain), 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling

    Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Morné Mellett , 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Paul Willemse, 20 Jacques Engelbrecht, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Ulrich Beyers


    15 Charles Piutau, 14 Frank Halai, 13 George Moala, 12 Jackson Willison, 11 Tevita Li, 10 Simon Hickey, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Peter Saili, 7 Luke Braid (captain), 6 Steven Luatua, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Liaki Moli, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock

    Substitutes: 16 James Parsons, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Angus Ta'avao, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Brendon O'Connor, 21 Bryn Hall, 22 Chris Noakes, 23 Pita Ahki

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