19 Jun 2012

Blues call in Van der Heijden to cover at lock

11:52 am on 19 June 2012

The Blues coach Pat Lam has called Andrew Van der Heijden into his squad for the side's last two Super rugby matches of the season.

Van der Heijden's call up comes with Anthony Boric and Ali Williams both out through injury and Filo Paulo suspended until the end of the season.

Van der Heijden came into the Blues squad in a similar situation two years ago, playing three matches before signing with English Premiership side Newcastle.

He's only recently returned to New Zealand, having signed with Auckland to play in the ITM Cup.