4 Harbour players named in FINAL Blues outing of 2017

4 Harbour players named in FINAL Blues outing of 2017

Congratulations to Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Matt Duffie, Sione Mafileo and skipper James Parsons, today named in the match day 23 to play the Sunwolves in Tokyo this weekend!

It will be the 99th game for the Blues for prop Charlie Faumuina, with what would have been his 100th thwarted by a bout of tonsillitis which sidelined him from their last Super game before the break, against the Reds in Samoa.

Steven Luatua, who moves to England to play for Bristol under former Blues coach Pat Lam, has played 75 times for the club since his debut in 2012, including twice playing every game of the Super season.

The game also marks the 45th and last in Blues colours for Ihaia West, who moves to the Hurricanes next season.

The Blues had a warm-up match against the Honda club in Suzuka last weekend, with lock Patrick Tuipulotu and first-five Piers Francis both injured in that match and have returned home. Other not considered include Billy Guyton (leg), Leighton Price (concussion), Jimmy Tupou (calf), Matt Moulds (knee), Kara Pryor (calf), Namatahi Waa (neck) and Rieko Ioane (illness).

The team is:

1.

LOOSEHEAD PROP

Ofa Tuungafasi 

2.

HOOKER

James Parsons © 

3.

TIGHTHEAD PROP

Charlie Faumuina 

4.

LEFT LOCK

Gerard Cowley-Tuioti

5.

RIGHT LOCK

Scott Scrafton

6.

LEFT FLANKER

Akira Ioane

7.

RIGHT FLANKER

Blake Gibson

8.

NUMBER EIGHT

Steven Luatua

9.

HALFBACK

Augustine Pulu

10.

FIRST FIVE-EIGHTH

Ihaia West

11.

LEFT WING

Melani Nanai

12.

INSIDE CENTRE

TJ Faiane

13.

OUTSIDE CENTRE

George Moala

14.

RIGHT WING

Matt Duffie

15.

FULLBACK

Michael Collins

Replacements:

 

16.

RESERVE

Hame Faiva 

17.

RESERVE

Pauliasi Manu 

18.

RESERVE

Sione Mafileo 

19.

RESERVE

Josh Goodhue

20.

RESERVE

Jerome Kaino

21.

RESERVE

Sam Nock

22.

RESERVE

Stephen Perofeta

23.

RESERVE

Rene Ranger


GO WELL MEN!