Sonny Bill Williams has been cleared of concussion and is travelling with the Blues to South Africa.
Sonny Bill Williams of the Blues fends off Waratahs’ Michael Hooper.
The 25-strong squad left Auckland this morning after their 50-32 Super Rugby victory over the Cheetahs at Eden Park on Friday night time.
Williams copped a knee to the pinnacle in Sydney final week and beneath return to play tips sat out the Cheetahs match.
Blues coach Tana Umaga had stated he anticipated the within centre to be match to play the Stormers in Cape Town subsequent Friday.
He is joined by Matt Duffie, spelled from final night time’s sport, and a compulsory third hooker, Joe Royal.
Two gamers from final night time’s win are out of the touring occasion due to accidents acquired within the match in opposition to the Cheetahs.
Prop Pauliasi Manu left the sphere early with a calf damage whereas Ihaia West injured his ankle when he got here on as an alternative to Piers Francis who had acquired an damage within the first half.
Manu has been changed by Sione Mafileo, with Bryn Gatland re-joining the Blues as a alternative for West.
Gatland performed three video games for the Blues as a alternative, however exited the squad on Thursday earlier than the late name to journey to South Africa. Francis was thought of match sufficient to journey with the touring occasion.
Blues squad: Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Charlie Faumuina, Sione Mafileo, Alex Hodgman; James Parsons, Hame Faiva, Joe Royal; Patrick Tuipulotu, Scott Scrafton, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti; Steven Luatua, Blake Gibson, Akira Ioane; Kara Pryor ; Augustine Pulu, Sam Nock; Piers Francis, Bryn Gatland; TJ Faiane, Sonny-Bill Williams, George Moala, Matt Duffie, Rieko Ioane, Melani Nanai, Michael Collins.
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