Blues: 1 - Tony Woodcock, 2 - Keven Mealamu (Captain), 3 - John Afoa, 4 - Greg Rawlinson, 5 - Ali Williams, 6 - Justin Collins, 7 - Daniel Braid, 8 - Nick Williams, 9 - Steve Devine, 10 - Tasesa Lavea, 11 - Joe Rokocoko, 12 - Luke McAlister, 13 - Anthony Tuitavake, 14 - Doug Howlett, 15 - Isa Nacewa. Reserves: 16 - Tim Dow, 17 - Saimone Taumoepeau, 18 - Kurtis Haiu, 19 - Anthony Boric, 20 - John Senio, 21 - Rua Tipoki, 22 - Vili Waqaseduadua Highlanders: 1 - Nick White, 2 - Anton Oliver (Captain), 3 - Carl Hayman, 4 - Tom Donnelly, 5 - James Ryan, 6 - Hoani MacDonald, 7 - Josh Blackie, 8 - Craig Newby, 9 - Chris Smylie, 10 - Nick Evans, 11 - Roy Kiniknilau, 12 - Seilala Mapusua, 13 - Neil Brew, 14 - Vilimoni Delasau, 15 - Ben Blair. Reserves: 16 - Jason Macdonald, 17 - Chris King, 18 - Filipo Levi, 19 - Tim Boys, 20 - Jimmy Cowan, 21 - Callum Bruce, 22 - Richard Kahui. Thoughts... Look for a BIG battle in the tight five... Woodcock, Kevi and Fat Albert v's White, Oliver and Hayman PLUS Ali v's Ginga Ryan. Should be a good match up. I think the Highlanders actually have it over the Blues in the Loose forwards and the half's. But that's where it ends... the Blues backline, if they get the ball from Lavea who should give up completely on his kicking game (oh that's right he doesnâ€™t have one) is a class act. If conditions are dry I'm thinking that the Blues will win easy by at least 15.