Posts Tagged "Blues"

The Blues’ chances of a season turnaround against the NSW Waratahs may depend largely on two lightly-framed Super Rugby rookie playmakers who expect to be targeted in defence.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Blindside flanker Jerome Kaino will skipper the Blues against the Brumbies in Canberra in his third Super Rugby match since returning from Japan.

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The Blues have gone top of the New Zealand Conference with a comfortable 30-12 Super Rugby win over the Highlanders in Auckland.

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The Blues host the Highlanders at Eden Park Auckland tonight. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 5:35pm AEDT.

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A 20-point performance from rookie five-eighth Simon Hickey paved the way for the Blues’ 40-30 bonus-point win over the Cheetahs at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

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Having won just one game all season, the Blues will be looking to get the points over the Cheetahs at Eden Park tonight. Join us for live scores from 5.35pm AEDT.

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We all know refereeing a rugby match is a taxing job. The laws of rugby are complex. Dozens of events are taking place at any given time.

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Historically, New Zealand franchises are the most dominant in Super Rugby, with a Kiwi side having won 12 of the competition’s 19 titles to date.

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Today we are going to have a look at the best ever Blues Super Rugby team.

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The Blues have opted for promising youngster Simon Hickey over Benji Marshall to fix their playmaking problems against the Crusaders on Friday.

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The Highlanders host the Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin tonight (7:35pm local). Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 5:35pm (AEDT).

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After previewing the South African conference last week, let’s turn our attention to the always powerful New Zealand conference for 2014.

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Benji Marshall was almost a Waratah, and NSW coach Michael Cheika is convinced he would have had another successful NRL convert on his books had the five-eighth signed.

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