Blues’ injury woes continue

Wing David Raikuna has been ruled out of Friday’s match against the Stormers due to a hamstring injury.

Raikuna joins Anthony Boric, Jerome Kaino, Isaia Toeava, George Moala and Rudi Wulf on the Blues’ injury list. Michael Hobbs is on bereavement leave, Rene Ranger was suspended last week and Tony Woodcock is only expected back ahead of the next match.

Raikuna has been replaced by Ben Lam in the Blues’ starting side. Francis Saili comes onto the bench.

Blues (revised) – 15 Lachie Munro, 14 Ben Lam, 13 Benson Stanley, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Sherwin Stowers, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Chris Lowrey, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 Luke Braid, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Filo Paulo, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu (c), 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Subs: 16 Tom McCartney, 17 Tevita Mailau, 18 Brad Mika, 19 Peter Saili, 20 Alby Mathewson, 21 Hadleigh Parkes, 22 Francis Saili.