live rugby is back… with near capacity crowds! Two games a weekend for ten weeks, same times each week. Expect rust this week, but fast, high quality rugby most games. Enjoy!
Highlanders v Chiefs 8.05 Saturday
Aaron Mauger v Warren Gatland. Go the mighty Chiefs! No Cane, Moli, Harris, To’oavo or Ardron but Weber, ALB, McKenzie and the benched Cruden star in an exceptional back line.
Blues v Canes 4.00 and 10.00 Sunday
Beauden at fullback on long awaited debut , Reiko at centre, Marchant left right out unfortunately. Lots of All Blacks, but will the AuckLanders flatter to deceive yet again? Ardie also makes his first start since Japan, but on the bench, while Jordie isn’t fit to face his traitorous bro.