Ihaia West has missed out on selection for the Blues as they prepare to take on the Waratahs in Sydney this Saturday.
West has not made the first fifteen or even the bench squad.
The Kahungunu first-five has played every game this year with 56 points from the boot since the start of the season.
To take his place, Coach John Kirwan has named former Highlanders and Crusaders fly-half Dan Bowden.
Daniel Bowden has recovered from a foot injury to make his debut for the Blues at first five-eighth against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.