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    Blues vs Rebels

    Super Rugby, 2 June, 2018

    Eden Park
    Fulltime - Blues 10, Rebels 20
    Blues   Rebels
    10 FINAL SCORE 20
    1 TRIES 3
    0 DROP GOALS 0
    Referee: Nick Briant
    Touch judges: Brendon Pickerill & Angus Mabey
    TMO: Ben Skeen

    Match result:

    It may have taken more than 1000 days but it was worth the wait for the Melbourne Rebels as they stopped the Blues 20-10 in Auckland to keep their Super Rugby finals hopes on track.

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    Final score
    Blues 10
    Rebels 20

    Match preview:

    Both the Blues and Rebels are looking to tack up a few wins when they go head to head at Eden Park. Join The Roar for live scores and blog from 3:15pm (AEST).

    The Auckland side find themselves in the dismal position of 14th, 13 points behind their opponents, but are still heavy favourites.

    The Melburnians narrowly hold onto eighth place – only two competition points above the Sharks – but a win would put them above the Jaguares, on 34.

    The Blues have been hopelessly outclassed in their New Zealand derbies, but are three from six in international fixtures, their wins coming against the Lions, Waratahs and Sunwolves.

    The Rebels are one from six in inter-conference games, beating the Sharks at home, but will take a huge boost leading in as both Rieko Ioane and potentially Sonny Bill Williams have been rested and ruled out, respectively.

    In saying that, the Aucklanders still field a strong side, with Michael Collins returning, Matt Moulds replacing James Parsons, and Terence Hepetema in for SBW.

    Jermaine Ainsley slides in for Sam Talakai at tighthead, but otherwise no changes for the Rebels starting XV that crushed the Sunwolves last Friday.

    The Blues could drop within range of the Sunwolves with a loss, if the Japanese win their third from four in Canberra tomorrow, so they will be out to consolidate their spot for over the International weekends.

    Expect the Aucklanders to win, but not by much given their key outs and the Rebels’ strong 15.

    Blues by 5.

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    • 8:01am
      richard said | 8:01am | ! Report

      Danny,Tana is polynesian,so therefore identifies with the culture.This also makes him popular with the players.

      I am going with that as I can’t think of any other reason why he is still in the job.

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      Danny said | 9:13pm | ! Report

      Credit to the Rebels, and not wanting to distract from that – but I want to know who, what, where, how and why Tana was renewed for next season. Perhaps because someone saw disaster coming and realised if he wasn’t reappointed prematurely he’d be boxed in and couldn’t do it later in the season. Seven losses at Eden Park in a row is a disgrace. That the coach has survived is a scandal. Sure the kiwi derbies have been tough but as Tana sat down to plan the season he would and should have pencilled tonight in as a w.

      Now they’re stuck with him unless he does the right thing and falls on his sword. Another season of this next year and there’ll be riots on Queen St.

    • 8:54pm
      Jameswm said | 8:54pm | ! Report

      I thought Philip, Fainga’a, Ruru, Hodge, Meakes, English, Maddocks, and DHP all good. Rangi not bad. And of course Madison great.

    • 7:09pm
      Arthur Uden said | 7:09pm | ! Report

      Old charlie, with a wooden leg who lives down the road just called me. Tana’s been on the phone to him a 1/2 hr ago, How’s he placed for next weekend?. Charlie told Tana he will wait for a better offer.

    • 6:46pm
      Peter said | 6:46pm | ! Report

      Mark, what commentary are you talking about? It can’t be Tom English’s blog here.

    • 6:41pm
      Bing said | 6:41pm | ! Report

      It was great to have a ref who played it straight down the middle tonight.

    • 6:32pm
      Mark said | 6:32pm | ! Report

      Largest Player Base

      Largest Commercial Base

      Worst Performing Team

      Redman – the CEO – should be fired

      The Entire Board should be replaced

      If this was the real world no one would accept such failure

      With Aucklands access to Players and Money they should dominate this competition from the NZ perspective

      The fact they don’t even come close shows just how poorly they are run – from the Board and CEO down

      Heads need to roll

      These are the heads :
      Tony Carter

      Brian Wilsher
      Board member

      David Harwood
      Board member

      Murray Bolton
      Board member

      Laurie Margain
      Board member

      Kate Daly
      Board member

      These are the incompetent leadership that have failed the Blues, their Fans and NZ Rugby

      If they had any honour they would all resign

      Except they don’t

      Not a shred

      They care only about the Directors Fees they get paid for failing

      • 10:29pm
        tamaolevao said | 10:29pm | ! Report

        Have to agree with you mark …………
        Man are all these board members fair representation of the blues grass roots rugby community ? …….
        Biggest Pacific island community yet who’s representing them at a Auckland blues board level?
        This is the old boys Auckland rugby network here who have done what exactly on the field for Auckland rugby at any level?……….
        All the blame is on tana now ok so he’s the scapegoat which is typical behaviour of a bunch of business men who have planned this from the start
        So much Auckland talent gone to play overseas or for other Provence’s it’s just a shame for the dynasty they’ve established over many years ….
        Sack the lot

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