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Blues Centre Isaia Toeava has been dropped from the starting 15 for Friday’s Super 14 rugby match against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Anzac Day.


Anthony Tuitavake will start at 13, with David Smith also getting a run on the right wing.


There’s one other change to the backs with Danny Lee replaced at halfback by Taniela Moa.


“Both Taniela and David are explosive attacking players, who will add some extra attacking threats to our line-up,” Nucifora says on the Blues site.


“Moving Anthony to centre will bring his speed and footwork into the game more often as well.”


Blues team:


1 Tony Woodcock , 2 Keven Mealamu , 3 John Afoa , 4 Anthony Boric , 5 Troy Flavell ‘ , 6 Jerome Kaino , 7 Daniel Braid , 8 Nick Williams , 9 Taniela Moa , 10 Nick Evans , 11 Rudi Wulf , 12 Benson Stanley , 13 Anthony Tuitavake , 14 David Smith , 15 Isa Nacewa
Replacements: 16. Nick White, 17. Bronson Murray , 18. Kurtis Haiu , 19. Justin Collins , 20. Danny Lee , 21. Isaia Toeava , 22. Ben Atiga.

 

Super14.com

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