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Kaino to tackle Stormers – Jerome Kaino has recovered from his hamstring injury and will face the Stormers in Auckland this Friday.

The injury kept the blindside flanker out of the clash against the Reds last weekend, but he will now replace Chris Lowrey in the loose trio.

In the backline, Rene Ranger has been dropped to the bench with Sherwin Stowers promoted to the starting line-up. A concussion sidelines Benson Stanley, which sees Jared Payne switch from fullback to outside centre and Lachie Munro start in the last line of defence.

Blues -15 Lachie Munro, 14 Joe Rokocoko, 13 Jared Payne, 12 Luke McAlister, 11 Sherwin Stowers, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Peter Saili, 7 Luke Braid, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Anthony Boric, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu (c), 1 Tevita Mailau.
Subs: 16 Pauliasi Manu, 17 James King, 18 Chris Lowrey, 19 Sean Polwart, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Winston Stanley, 22 Rene Ranger.