On the back of two straight wins, Blues coach Leon MacDonald has resisted any change to his starting line-up for the third round of the Super Rugby Aotearoa against the Highlanders. The only change comes in the reserves where England international Joe Marchant is included in what will be his final match for the Blues before returning to his Harlequins club in London.
Head Coach Aaron Mauger, has resisted making too many changes to the Highlanders team this weekend. There is only one change in the backs with Scott Gregory starting at fullback in what will be his second game for the club. In the only other change, Ngane Punivai returns from injury to take a spot on the bench.
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