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The home side currently sit at the bottom of the New Zealand Conference with 14 points, just behind their opponents for the weekend who are in fourth place with 15 points.
Historically, the Highlanders are the side to beat in this fixture having won seven of their last 10 games against the Blues, but lost six in a row against them prior to that run.
The Highlanders have won each of their last four home games against the Blues, though they’ve come by an average margin of just seven points.
It could again go down to the wire as four of the last five New Zealand derbies have been decided by a margin of fewer than 10 points.
The Blues have won just one of their last 22 away games within New Zealand; that win came back in Round 2, 2013 against the Hurricanes, which definitely makes them the underdog in the clash.
The Blues do possess some serious attacking threats with players like Rieko Ioane, George Moala and Melani Nanai in their ranks, with Matt Duffie scoring six tries in his last eight games for the Blues, including three in his last two games.
The last time the teams met: The Highlanders secured their first Super Rugby win of the season when they beat the Blues 16-12 in wet conditions in Auckland. As the scoreline suggests, it was a tight tussle with the result in the balance throughout the game although the standard of this fixture was not that of a usual New Zealand derby. The Highlanders eventually outscored their hosts by one try to none. Both sides committed several unforced handling errors in attack and their decision making was not of its normal high quality.
Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith (c), 14 Tevita Li, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Richard Buckman, 11 Patrick Osborne, 10 Marty Banks, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Dillon Hunt, 6 Elliot Dixon, 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Siosuia Halanukonuka, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown
Replacements: 16 Greg Pleasants-Tate, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Siate Tokolahi, 19 Joe Wheeler, 20 Liam Squire, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Fletcher Smith, 23 Matt Faddes
Blues: 15 Michael Collins, 14 Matt Duffie, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 George Moala, 11 Melani Nanai, 10 Piers Francis, 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Steven Luatua, 7 Blake Gibson, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons (c), 1 Pauliasi Manu
Replacements: 16 Matt Moulds, 17 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 18 Sione Mafileo, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Bryn Gatland, 23 Sonny Bill Williams