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The Blues were beaten 23-19 by Jaguares in Buenos Aires last week and they are still looking for their first win of the tournament. The Losing bonus point was their second of the season after they were edged out 24-22 by the Crusaders in Auckland in the opening round, a game where the Blues scored 3 tries and conceded 4. In between those close contests the Blues went down 26-7 to the Sharks in Durban.
In 2018 the Blues had to wait until Round 17 for their only home win of the season, 39-16 against the Reds but they did beat the Sunwolves in Tokyo in Round 9.
The Sunwolves were 25.5 point underdogs for last week’s visit to the Chiefs but they defied the odds to come away with a 30-15 victory, scoring 3 tries to 2. That was their first ever win in New Zealand and it came at the sixth attempt. It was also the first victory of the current campaign for the Sunwolves who had crashed 45-10 at home to the Sharks in the opening round before a home game against the Waratahs saw them edged out by just a single point (31-30).
This will be an emotional occasion for the Blues who had to cope with the news of the death of former player Mike Tamoaieta a day before last week’s defeat in Argentina.
Whilst I respect the achievement of a first win for the Sunwolves in New Zealand last week, the Chiefs were just too bad to be true. I see the handicap as a difficult call but gut feel is that the Blues can win both halves of rugby.
We always want to see the underdogs win games, but you probably wouldn’t have picked them to beat 2013 Super Rugby champions at home. The Sunwolves have been very close so far this season, only losing out against the Waratahs by a point. The Chiefs, on the other hand, are still waiting for their first win.
Blues: 15 Melani Nanai, 14 Tanielu Tele’a, 13 TJ Faiane, 12 Sonny Bill Williams (captain), 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Harry Plummer, 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Akira Ioane, 7 Blake Gibson, 6 Tom Robinson, 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Sione Mafileo, 2 James Parsons, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe.
Substitutes: 16 Matt Moulds, 17 Marcel Renata, 18 Lua Li, 19 Scott Scrafton, 20 Dalton Papalii, 21 Sam Nock, 22 Otere Black, 23 Levi Aumua.
Sunwolves: 15 Semisi Masirewa, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Michael Little (captain), 11 Jamie Henry, 10 Rikiya Matsuda, 9 Jamie Booth, 8 Rahboni Warren Vosayaco, 7 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 James Moore, 4 Tom Rowe, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Atsushi Sakate, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Substitutes: 16 Nathan Vella, 17 Alex Woonton, 18 Asaeli Ai Valu, 19 Uwe Helu, 20 Dan Pryor, 21 Keisuke Uchida, 22 Hayden Parker, 23 Phil Burleigh.