Blues have unveiled its squad that will face off with Reds in Brisbane on Friday morning.
Alex Hodgman begins at the loosel-head prop as Ofa Tuungafadi takes the tight- head prop with James Parsons playing as the hooker. Gerald Cowley-Tuioti partners Scott Scrafton at the lock with another duo Dalton Papali’i pairing Blake Gibson at the flanks.
Akira Loane is at the number eight while Augustine Pulu and Otere Black begin at the halfback positions.
Ma’a Nonu starts at the center back with TJ Faiane while Tanielu Telea takes the left wing side. Matt Dufie at the right wing and Melanie Nanai completes the starting XV at the full back position.
The substitutes include Leni Apisai, Marcel Renata, Lua Li, Tom Robinson, Joshua Goodhue, Jonathan Ruru, Harry Plumer and Levi Aumua.