Boric the only non-available Blues player prior to season kick off
James Mortimer 20 Feb 2013 Getty Images
Unlike other seasons, the Blues have an empty casualty ward to kick off the campaign, something head coach Sir John Kirwan acknowledged was in their favour.
"We're feeling pretty lucky about that," he said to Radiosport.
"We knew about AB (Boric) when we started so we're feeling good about that anyway."
The Blues and Hurricanes are expected to name their starting line-ups on Thursday.
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