Sonny Bill Williams will return from injury for the Blues match against the Stormers in Cape Town.
Williams missed last week's win over the Cheetahs with concussion after copping a knee to the head in Sydney the previous week but has been fully cleared to play in South Africa.
He will again form a power‑packed midfield combination with All Blacks utility George Moala.
Melani Nanai, who has collected five tries this season, retains his spot at fullback with Michael Collins to come off the bench.
The Blues have won their last three matches but cannot drop another game this season and must pick up bonus points along the way if they are to sneak past the Highlanders and into the playoffs as the fourth‑place Kiwi team.
Tana Umaga's men last won in Cape Town in 2009, losing their last two matches there in 2012 and 2015.
The Blues will face the Stormers at 5am this Saturday.
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