29 Feb 2012

Just one change to Blues lineup

12:33 pm on 29 February 2012

There is just one injury-enforced change to the Blues starting lineup for Friday night's Super Rugby clash against the Chiefs in Hamilton.

Prop Charlie Faumuina suffered a knee injury in their opening loss to the Crusaders and he's been replaced by Tevita Mailau.

Coach Pat Lam says they contemplated making changes, but felt that every player could have stepped up and played a bit better and so they've decided to give them another opportunity.

Lam says the key to playing the Chiefs is to match their intensity and better it.

Michael Hobbs retains the first five jersey with Piri Weepu and Gareth Anscombe again on the bench.