Result: Waratahs 33 v 40 Blues – 06/05/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Propelled by a Rieko Ioane brace and 20 points from Piers Francis the Blues turned in a big 40-33 win over the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday. The Blues showed excellent control in the first 40 minutes and capitalised on poor discipline by the hosts to go 26-0 up, thanks to four penalties…

Preview: Waratahs v Blues – 06/05/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Waratahs will be looking to turn around their poor home form when they host the Blues in Sydney on Saturday. The ‘Tahs have lost three home games in a row. The last time they suffered more home defeats was in 2012 when they lost four in Sydney to round off their campaign.…

Result: Brumbies 12 v 18 Blues – 30/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby​​ The Blues claimed their first victory in almost a month when they beat the Brumbies 18-12 in Canberra on Sunday. As the scoreline suggests, this was a tight tussle although the Blues were the more enterprising side and they eventually outscored their hosts by three tries to none. The result means New Zealand…

Preview: Brumbies v Blues – 30/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby​​ The Brumbies will hope to end a run of two straight Super Rugby losses when they take on the Blues at GIO Stadium in Canberra this Sunday. Despite this match seeing Australia’s top outfit host a Blues side sitting bottom of the table in New Zealand, they both sit on 17 points. That…

Preview: Blues vs Hurricanes – 15/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Blues face a daunting task when they take on the defending champions, the Hurricanes, in their New Zealand derby in Auckland on Saturday. The home side have shown signs of improvement this year but unfortunately that has not been against their New Zealand counterparts as all their victories this season have been…

Result: Highlanders 26 vs 20 Blues – 08/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Highlanders’ recent resurgence continued when they claimed a hard-fought 26-20 victory over the Blues in Dunedin on Saturday. Unlike the previous clash between these sides – which the Highlanders won 16-12 in Auckland in Round 3 – this was a thrilling affair with both sides running the ball from all areas of…

Preview: Highlanders vs Blues – 08/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Highlanders head coach Tony Brown has refreshed his forward pack and welcomes back All Black loose forward Liam Squire and captain Ben Smith for their clash with the Blues. Preparing for what will no doubt be a physical encounter Brown has restored Daniel Lienert-Brown, Siosuia Halanukonuka, Alex Ainley and Elliot Dixon to the…

Result: Blues 24 v 15 Force – 01/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby The Blues managed to decipher a sturdy Force defence to claim a 24-15 victory in Auckland on Saturday. Most of the first half consisted of a Blues side desperate to break the Western Force defence but were unable before the Perth side claimed the first try through Richie Arnold. The Blues eventually unlocked…