28 Feb 2014

Blues-Crusaders clash set to be another classic

7:02 am on 28 February 2014

The Blues' coach John Kirwan believes tonight's clash with the Crusaders at Eden Park will be another 'classic'.

Kirwan believes the return of Kieran Read to the Crusaders starting line up will be key.

For the Blues, Auckland 1st five eighth Simon Hickey makes his Super Rugby debut with Chris Noakes dropping out of the squad completely.

Both the Crusaders and the Blues are under pressure after opening day losses to the Chiefs and Highlanders respectively.

Kirwan says it's a rivalry worthy off all the hype....

The Blues beat the Crusaders 34-15 at Eden Park last year.