Blues name Toeava on the bench



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The Blues made one change on Wednesday to their starting 15 for the Super 14 rugby match against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday with All Blacks utility Isaia Toeava dropping back to the reserve bench.

Benson Stanley returns at centre in a straight swap from the side who began the 35-22 win over the Queensland Reds in Brisbane last weekend.

There are two brackets in the run-on side – Tony Woodcock and Nick White at loosehead prop and skipper Troy Flavell and Kurtis Haiu at lock. Woodcock has a foot problem and Flavell a hamstring injury.

A decision on the availability of both will be made on Friday.

Blues Team

Nick Evans, David Smith, Anthony Tuitavake, Benson Stanley, Rudi Wulf, Isa Nacewa, Taniela Moa, Nick Williams, Daniel Braid, Jerome Kaino, Troy Flavell (captain)/Kurtis Haiu, Anthony Boric, John Afoa, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock/Nick White.
Reserves: White/Tom McCartney, Bronson Murray, Haiu/Bryn Evans, Justin Collins, Danny Lee, Isaia Toeava, Ben Atiga.

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