Saili pulls out for Blues

01st May 2014, 06:09

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Ankle sprain: Francis Saili

Ankle sprain: Francis Saili

Blues midfielder Francis Saili is out of Friday's match against the Reds at Eden Park after limping out of training.


Blues midfielder Francis Saili is out of Friday's match against the Reds at Eden Park after limping out of training.

Saili collided with another player during a defensive session and initial impressions were of an ankle fracture, however x-rays were clear and it appears he has suffered an ankle sprain.

Jackson Willison comes into the team to replace him.

Blues (revised): 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Jackson Willison, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Lolagi Visinia, 10 Simon Hickey, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Brendon O'Connor, 6 Peter Saili, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu (c), 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 James Parsons, 17 Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 18 Angus Ta'avao, 19 Hayden Triggs, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Steven Luatua, 22 Ihaia West, 23 George Moala.

Date: Friday, May 2
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Kick-off: 19:35 (local, 07:35 GMT)
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant Referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Brendon Pickerill (New Zealand)