Braid and Atiga return for Blues v Brumbies match




Flanker Daniel Braid and back Ben Atiga have been cleared to play for the Blues’ Super 14 rugby match against the Brumbies in Auckland on Saturday.

Atiga who picked up a facial injury in the gym last month is named on the bench while Luke McAlister who picked up a jaw fracture in the Highlanders match is not named in the squad and will have to wait another week.

Doug Howlett is injured and this has brought about the only change to the starting 15 who lost to the Crusaders two weeks ago.In Howlett’s place comes winger Viliame Waqaseduadua.

Blues Team to face Brumbies

Isa Nacewa
Viliame Waqaseduadua
Anthony Tuitavake
Rua Tipoki
Joe Rokocoko
Tasesa Lavea
John Senio
Nick Williams
Daniel Braid
Troy Flavell
Ali Williams
Greg Rawlinson
John Afoa
Keven Mealamu (captain)
Tony Woodcock

Tim Dow
Saimone Taumoepeau
Kurtis Haiu
Angus Macdonald
Steve Devine
Ben Atiga
Brent Ward

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