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It was another tough decision as to who should get the second lock position with John Blaikie, James Ryan, Brendon Timmins, Filipo Levi and Tom Donelly all putting their hands up for selection. Why then should I pick Blaikie ahead of the other four?
Ryan may seem like a logical pick but his knee injury has prevented him from playing a lot of games for the Highlanders and despite being an All Black, some longevity is needed to make an All Time team.
Timmins was in the Highlanders team of the late 90's but also didn't play enough games to make this team as he was nearing the end of his career by the time the Super 12 was introduced.
Filipo Levi was also a good player, playing during the 2000's however Blaikie's high work rate gets him in ahead of Levi.
Donnelly could possibly go in with time but is still yet to prove himself to be as good as the likes of Blaikie and Levi.
John Blaikie played 56 games for the Highlanders and was also a member of the team during their most successful period during the late '90s and early 2000's.
His work rate was outstading as a lock and was a reasonable line-out jumper. He also played for New Zealand A, never quite managing to make selection for the All Blacks though.