Simon Poidevin (60)
You make so much sense for a non-Aucklander.I'd just start the Blues backrow and have Ardie off the bench. Papali'i, Sotutu and Akira provide everything you need from a back row. Power, running ability, lineout and work rate. And for big lads they are pretty damn mobile and then they also have cohesion.
Even at Super Rugby level Ardie has most impact at the back end of games. His energiser bunny thing doesn't work so well against well set test defences and he isn't exactly dominant on the defensive side. Hard to see why you'd pick him over Dalton except that he has seniority.
Edit: and people saying Ardie is the best forward in the world are having a laugh.
TL/DR; Derpus, there is always a place for you aboard The 3-Headed Hydra of The Horsecocked Auckpocalyse.