Woodcock to boost Blues

Tony Woodock is likely to play against the Lions when the Blues go hunting for their first win in eight matches this Friday.

Coach Pat Lam said on Monday that the loosehead should be clear of a calf injury by the time the Blues host the Lions. The bad news for the Auckland side is that Keven Mealamu, Chris Lowrey and George Moala won’t be available because of injuries.

Meanwhile, current and former All Blacks coaches Steve Hansen and Graham Henry are set to visit the Blues this week. Lam hopes to bounce some ideas off these revered coaches in an attempt to find solutions to the Blues’ problems.