The Blues aren’t hesitating to change things up after last weekend’s big loss to the Sharks with multiple tweaks being made to the run-on side for Sunday morning’s clash with the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.

Coach Leon MacDonald has made four changes to the starting line-up after last weekend’s 26-7 loss in Durban with veteran midfielder Ma’a Nonu back in the starting XV for Sonny Bill Williams.

Williams has been retained on the bench at the expense of youngster Caleb Clarke who has been relegated from the squad entirely after starting last week.

Other changes to the backline have seen Tanielu Tele’a replace Clarke on the right wing and Augustine Pulu given a start of struggling halfback Jonathan Ruru.

The only other change to the starting side sees Karl Tu’inukuafe head to the bench, likely to restrict his minutes due to his All Blacks status, with Alex Hodgman replacing him.

The Blues have started the season with two losses after going down to defending champions the Crusaders in the opening round in a tight contest at Eden Park.

The Jaguares enter Sunday morning’s game with a 1-1 record after they beat the Bulls at home last round 27-12.


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