Blues get the job done at Eden Park

It wasn't pretty but the Blues retained their second place on the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa points table when subduing the Hurricanes to claim a 27-17 win at Eden Park on Saturday. Play rarely flowed in a scrappy encounter where the superior defence of the Blues was matched by their execution

Crusaders simply too good for Blues

Knowing full well that beating the Crusaders meant denying them opportunities, the Blues paid the price for a string of unforced infringements in their own 22m area in their 27-43 SKY Super Rugby Aotearoa loss in Auckland on Sunday. Much hyped, the game failed to reach the levels of quality anticipated