Hoskins Sotutu will once again start for the Blues as they face the Highlanders this Saturday.
Beauden Barrett, Otere Black, Caleb Clarke, Reiko Ioane, Akira Ioane and Patrick Tuipulotu will also start for the Blues.
There is no room for All Blacks legend Dan Carter, yet to make his first appearance for the Blues after arriving back to New Zealand from Japan.
The Blues will face the Highlanders at 7.05pm Saturday while the Crusaders will take on the Chiefs at 3.35pm Sunday
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