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Highlanders aim for consistency against Blues

Malakai Fekitoa starts at 13 against his former team

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Article Published: Thursday 27 March 2014|

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Highlanders head coach Jamie Joseph has named his team to play the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday with minimal changes to the one that beat the Hurricanes.

The Highlanders have already beaten the Blues once this year and they will be keen to secure their first win on the road in their 2014 Super Rugby Campaign.

The starting line-up is largely unchanged from the team that played the Hurricanes last Friday.

Ged Robinson and Chris King will be starting in the front row while Liam Coltman and Craig Millar fill the front row reserve positions on the bench and Jarrad Hoeata will start in the number 5 jersey.

The backline stays the same as last week and includes exciting mid.fielder Malakai Fekitoa, who will be facing off against his old team.

Highlanders

1 . Kane Hames , 2 . Ged Robinson , 3 . Chris King , 4 . Brad Thorn , 5 . Jarrad Hoeata , 6 . Elliot Dixon , 7 . Shane Christie , 8 . Nasi Manu (co.captain) , 9 . Aaron Smith , 10 . Lima Sopoaga , 11 . Patrick Osborne , 12 . Phil Burleigh , 13 . Malakai Fekitoa , 14 . Richard Buckman , 15 . Ben Smith (co.captain)

Replacements : 16 . Liam Coltman , 17 . Craig Millar , 18 . Ma’afu Fia , 19 . Joe Wheeler , 20 . TJ Ioane , 21 . Fumiaki Tanaka , 22 . Hayden Parker , 23 . Shaun Treeby

 
 
 
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