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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby

    The Blues have return to a three-playmaker model in their backline for Saturday's top of the table Super Rugby match-up against the Crusaders

    The Blues have return to a three-playmaker model in their backline for Saturday's top of the table Super Rugby match-up against the Crusaders


    Harry Plummer has been given the nod at second-five, with TJ Faiane dropping to the bench.

    Finlay Christie also comes in to start at halfback, replacing Sam Nock who is rotated out of the 23.

    Forwards coach Tom Coventry says the emphasis has been on the pack this week.



    2018 All Blacks prop Karl Tu'inukuafe is poised for his first appearance of the Aotearoa games, off the bench.

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