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Blues release squad for Crusaders match

Blues head coach Tana Umaga has considered only one change to his squad that will face Crusaders in a derby match to be played at Christchurch on Saturday.
The change has been effected in the pack where Ben Nee-Nee starts replacing Matiaha Martin who sustained an injury.
The Blues major concern is to give Jerome Kaino a good send off in his final game for the Auckland -based club. The long-serving star heads to France after this season making him second in the all-time Blues list behind Keven Mealamu as Jerome will play his 139th game this weekend.
Blues: 15 Matt Duffie, 14 Melani Nanai, 13 Michael Collins, 12 Rieko Ioane, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Stephen Perofeta, 9 Augustine Pulu (c), 8 Akira Ioane, 7 Blake Gibson, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Ben Nee-Nee, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 2 Matt Moulds, 1 Alex Hodgman
Replacements: 16 Ross Wright, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Jacob Pierce, 20 Murphy Taramai, 21 Sam Nock, 22 Bryn Gatland, 23 Tamati Tu

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