New Zealand speedster Doug Howlett will make his first Super 12 start of the season for the Blues on Friday as he bids to cement a place in Graham Henry's squad for the British & Irish Lions summer tour.
The All Blacks wing has recovered from a hamstring injury and will be joined by fellow international team-mates Tony Woodcock and Steve Devine in the starting line-up for the first time.
Woodcock has missed the opening two matches with a foot injury while Devine has been forced to warm the bench with David Gibson chosen ahead of him in the scrumhalf position.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has urged his fringe players to wrestle the No.9 shirt away from Aaron Smith with work towards their next Rugby Championship outing against Argentina set to intensify this week.
Ryan Grant displayed some impressive singing skills while on tour with the British & Irish Lions. The full release of Lions Raw will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray from October 28th. Pre-order on Amazon.
This clip featuring Simon Zebo will whet your appetite ahead of the much anticipated release of 'Lions Raw', the official Behind the Scenes documentary of the successful 2013 Tour. Full release on October 28th and available on DVD and Blu-Ray.