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Auckland Blues

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.

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Chiefs secure Super Rugby playoff spot

by , 12 Jul 2014

The Chiefs kept their Super Rugby title defence alive as they slithered to an 11-8 win on Friday over the Blues in Auckland. Eighth on the table overall, and fourth in the congested New Zealand conference going into the match, the Chiefs held on in horrendous conditions for the crucial win to secure their spot […]

Blues vs Chiefs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Blues vs Chiefs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 11 Jul 2014 Popular article!

There’s a Super Rugby finals spot on the line for the Chiefs this evening as they take on the Blues in what promises to be an absolute belter in Auckland. Join us on The Roar from 5:30pm AEST for live scores and commentary. There’s plenty at stake in this round of Super Rugby finals. We […]

Blue wall crumbles, Queensland win Origin 32-8

by , 10 Jul 2014 Video

The “blue wall” finally crumbled as Queensland showed their true colours, avoiding their first whitewash since 2000 by claiming a rousing 32-8 State of Origin Game III win on Wednesday night at Suncorp Stadium. NSW initially showed how they had earned their nickname from Queensland coach and inaugural Maroon Mal Meninga, who rated them one […]

Queensland skipper says no regrets over Origin

by , 10 Jul 2014 Video

Queensland skipper Cameron Smith says he has no regrets over this year’s State of Origin series, despite the Maroons putting in their best performance with the shield already heading to NSW. Smith’s men put on a display to remember as they ran in five tries to one to secure a 32-6 win over the Blues […]

Bird outraged by judiciary Origin charges

by , 10 Jul 2014

Furious NSW back-rower Greg Bird has called for different rules to be used in State of Origin after being charged with a grade-one dangerous lifting tackle during Wednesday’s State of Origin encounter in Brisbane. Bird was one of four players charged by the NRL match review committee after he was deemed to have lifted Gold […]

Crusaders vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Crusaders vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 5 Jul 2014

The Crusaders need a win today against the Blues to keep their hopes of playing a home final well and truly alive with just two matches remaining in the regular season. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5.30pm AEST. Sitting in third spot on the overall ladder, the Crusaders are still in […]

Mathematically possible, but we won’t see four NZ qualifiers

Mathematically possible, but we won’t see four NZ qualifiers

by , 1 Jul 2014

What a return to Super Rugby! Last week I said I felt a bit ‘ho hum’ about getting back into the final rounds of the provincial circuit after the June internationals, but it didn’t take long for the games to consume me. What a round it turned out to be. With the Chiefs losing to […]

SPIRO: Waratahs and Sharks finalists but who are the other four?

SPIRO: Waratahs and Sharks finalists but who are the other four?

by , 30 Jun 2014 Popular article!

The Waratahs monstered an under-strength Brumbies 39-8 at ANZ Stadium, meaning the men from NSW have won the Australian Super Rugby conference. The Sharks can’t be over-taken in the South African conference, either. But who will win the New Zealand conference and which teams will make the last four places in the finals is a […]

Force left feeling Blue after Perth shellacking

Force left feeling Blue after Perth shellacking

by , 30 Jun 2014

The Western Force were simply unable to get moving against the Blues, going down 40-14. It was clear from the kickoff that the Blues were going to dominate the Force in the backline, with their All Black players carrying most of the load. The main issue for the Force was their poor kicking. They had […]

Force feeling Blue after weekend’s shellacking

Force feeling Blue after weekend’s shellacking

by , 30 Jun 2014

The Western Force were simply unable to get moving against the Auckland Blues on Saturday night. It was clear from the kickoff the Blues were going to dominate the Force in the backline, with their All Black players carrying most of the load. The main issue for the Force was their poor kicking. They had […]


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