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Auckland BluesHaving formed in 1996 the Auckland Blues met immediate success in Super Rugby, winning two consecutive titles in its first two years of Super 12 competition. The Blues won their third Super Rugby crown in 2003, defeating the ACT Brumbies in the final. Since the introduction of the Super 14 however, the Blues’ performances have been patchy, making only one finals appearance since the new format began in 2006, before tackling the Super Rugby competition in 2011. A reinvigorated Blues outfit finished second in the New Zealand conference in 2011, on the back of some dominant performances from an experienced forward pack that contained All Blacks stars Kevin Mealamu, Tony Woodcock and Luke McAlister.

Blues Articles

SPIRO: Good luck to Benji going back to NRL – he’ll need it!

SPIRO: Good luck to Benji going back to NRL – he’ll need it!

by , 22 Apr 2014 Popular article!

First of all, a confession. I was positive about Benji Marshall’s chances of making a good late career in rugby. There was a possibility, I believed, that he could be an interesting inside centre or fullback. I was doubtful about him in the number 10 position. There was a possibility, too, that he could get […]

Hurricanes beat Blues in Super Rugby

by , 19 Apr 2014 Video

The Hurricanes breathed further momentum into their revived Super Rugby campaign by overcoming a mid-match hiccup on Friday to beat the Blues 39-20 in Wellington. They also grabbed a bonus point, scoring five tries to two as they made it three victories in a row to climb into the top six. They did it by […]

[VIDEO] Hurricanes vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores, blog, highlights

[VIDEO] Hurricanes vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores, blog, highlights

by , 18 Apr 2014 Popular article! Video

Only three points separates’ the Hurricanes and Blues from the sixth wildcard spot and they’ll be looking to grab as many points on offer as they can to sneak into a playoff position. Join The Roar from 5:35 AEST for all the live scores and game updates. Wins at last. The Hurricanes spent the first […]

Benji on the bench again for Blues

by , 17 Apr 2014

Benji Marshall has again been named on the bench for the Blues despite coach John Kirwan making seven changes to the starting line-up for Friday’s Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes in Wellington. The 29-year-old, who signed a two-year deal with the Blues, has spent most of his time on the bench since leaving NRL […]

[VIDEO] ACT Brumbies vs Queensland Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog, highlights

[VIDEO] ACT Brumbies vs Queensland Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog, highlights

by , 11 Apr 2014 Popular article! Video

The Reds host the Brumbies at Suncorp in an important match considering the makeup of the Australian conference. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:40pm (AEST). The Brumbies are coming off a solid, grinding performance against the Blues last week and now lead the Australian conference on 21 points. Last week saw […]

McCabe double helps Brumbies beat Blues

McCabe double helps Brumbies beat Blues

by , 5 Apr 2014 Video

A barnstorming double from comeback king Pat McCabe has helped lift the Brumbies to a 26-9 Super Rugby win over the Auckland Blues in Canberra. Man-of-the-match McCabe was superb for the Brumbies in treacherously wet conditions at Canberra Stadium, making several breaks and constantly bending the defensive line. It was the 26-year-old Test centre’s best […]

Brumbies vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Brumbies vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 4 Apr 2014 Popular article! Video

The Blues and the Brumbies are two of the most successful franchises in Super Rugby, having won three and two titles respectively. Who will take the honours in Round 8 of Super Rugby? Join The Roar for live coverage and scores from 7:35pm AEDT. The Brumbies stumbled suffered shock defeat to the Melbourne Rebels last […]

Kaino steps in to skipper Blues

by , 3 Apr 2014

Blindside flanker Jerome Kaino will skipper the Blues against the Brumbies in Canberra in his third Super Rugby match since returning from Japan. The 48-Test All Black takes over from fellow loose forward Luke Braid, who will have a spell on the bench on Friday night after a heavy early season workload. Coach Sir John […]

Blues beat Highlanders in Auckland

by , 30 Mar 2014

The Blues have gone top of the New Zealand Conference with a comfortable 30-12 Super Rugby win over the Highlanders in Auckland. The result at Eden Park on Saturday night improved the Blues’ win-loss record to 3-3 and put them above defending champions the Chiefs among New Zealand sides. However, the Chiefs have played two […]

Blues vs Highlanders: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 29 Mar 2014

The Blues host the Highlanders at Eden Park Auckland tonight. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 5:35pm AEDT. The ninth placed Blues, on 12 points, will be happy to face the 10th place Highlanders who sit on 11 points. The bookies tend to agree. The Blues won all but one of the […]


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