Blues in action over the weekend

Blues in action over the weekend

The starting line-up for both the Maori All Blacks game against Japan and the All Blacks game against England has been announced, and it’s another Blues-studded squad.

The All Blacks will be facing England at Twickenham, the second leg of the All Blacks northern tour.†

Jerome Kaino will be starting at flanker, while Keven Mealamu, Charlie Faumuina and Patrick Tuipulotu will be on the bench.

It will be an historic match for Mealamu who, having played120 tests, now sits at 5th on the all-time list of most capped players. It will also be Mealamu’s 361st first-class game, equalling the record set by Colin Meads.

Coverage will be live at Twickenham from 3.30am (NZ) onwards on Sky Sport 1.

The Maori All Blacks, taking on Japan in the second test oft heir tour, will see Ihaia West starting in first-five. Hayden Triggs and Jamison Gibson-Parks will both be on the bench.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sport 1 from 5.50pm, Saturday.