Blues show defensive power for win

Blues 27 Highlanders 24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B5pRjZRE8o by Lynn McConnell Under pressure from a determined Highlanders second-half effort, the Blues produced defensive class to match their attacking strengths to claim a 27-24 win in their Super Rugby Aotearoa game at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. It made it three out of three for the Blues who

SR Aotearoa Preview: Crusaders v Chiefs

by Lynn McConnell Having had the measure of the Crusaders in their last two Super Rugby meetings, the Chiefs head to Christchurch for Sunday's Super Rugby Aotearoa game with plenty of incentive. An old fashioned war of words has broken out after Crusaders loosehead Joe Moody popped some comments in the direction

SR Preview: Blues v Highlanders

Eden Park, Saturday, June 27, 7.05pm by Lynn McConnell Riding a rare high at the head of the Super Rugby Aotearoa leader board, the Blues are looking to make the most of Saturday's game with the Highlanders to consolidate their position before their first bye. Coach Leon MacDonald has been reluctant to change

Rejuvenated Blues claim historic win

by Lynn McConnell It's been a long time coming but the Blues announced their return to the realms of competitiveness with a first win in 10 years in Hamilton to beat the Chiefs 24-12 in Super Rugby Aotearoa. Scoring two tries to none, the Blues also managed a fifth consecutive win on