All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has now been passed fit by Blues medical staff to play in their game against the British and Irish Lions tomorrow.
This will make tomorrows fixture just that bit more interesting, with the strong presence being deemed fit after a medical assessment following their training session yesterday. Warren Gatland will have come prepared for such things to happen, but he will have to do better than he did in the tour opener at the weekend if he wants to put the Auckland born talent a bay.
The Lions flopped in their opening game, in what was anticipated to be a quality display of Rugby between two good teams; instead leading to a less than satisfying 13-7 victory over the Provincial Barbarians. Gatland and his men will certainly be looking to make vast improvements before tomorrow.
The Blues will also be looking for a win, with assistant coach Alistair Rogers stating what he wants from his players; “We just want to see the simple things, but the simple things done extremely well..” which should lead to some quality play from the Super Rugby side. If one thing is for sure, the Lions boss will have to do something fast if he wants to keep his tour clean sheet untacked and beat the All Blacks in their coming three fixtures.
The Blues host Gatland’s Lions tomorrow, for the visitors’ first fixture of three at Eden Park; kicking off at a local time of 19:35 (08:35 GMT).
What are you predictions for the second Lions test?