Bombers bench Matt Nichols after three picks in the Banjo Bowl

After throwing three first half interceptions – including two pick sixes – the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have benched starting quarterback Matt Nichols.

Head coach Mike O’Shea, who has been steadfast in his support of Nichols this season, replaced him after a disappointing first half against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Banjo Bowl.

Nichols was 10 of 20 for 165 yards with no touchdowns and the three interceptions as the Riders took a 20-17 lead into halftime.

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