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Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Full Time
So that is a comprehensive win for the Blues on an important night farewelling Jerome Kaino at Eden Park. Two yellows in the first half to the Reds was at the end the decisive factor. It was too much to come from for the Reds even with the Blues losing two to the bin. Five tries compared to two and Blues finally register a win at their home ground this year. Akira Ioane was the MOTM for me. Outstanding and immense tonight. So was his brother Ricko who seemed to be more involved with the number 12 jumper. For the Reds, unfortunately a poor performance and Brad Thorn has big questions in front of him. Nine out of 10 losses! Let us know your thoughts?

Auckland Blues: 39
Queensland Reds: 16

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

80‘ – And that about does it for us. Caleb Clarke from the scrum off a slick pass by Ruru slices through the defence. Sets up a conversion for the magic man Kaino. Unfortunately the kick was a shocker.

Auckland Blues: 39
Queensland Reds: 16

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

78‘ – Akira Ioane has been the difference today. Outstanding break once again and kicks forward. But Mc Dermott takes it in goal. 5 metre scrum.

Auckland Blues: 34
Queensland Reds: 16

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Penalty Goal
76‘ – Good strike from Gatland.

Auckland Blues: 34
Queensland Reds: 16

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Penalty
76‘ – An offside penalty to the Blues. Kaino has been immense in his last match at Eden Park. An opportunity for Gatland 42 m out.

Auckland Blues: 31
Queensland Reds: 16

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Try
72‘ – Excellent work by the Reds. Kept their composure and from the line out the Reds drive an aggressive maul and Mafi scores. Conversion unsuccessful.

Auckland Blues: 31
Queensland Reds: 16

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

69‘ – Mc Dermott has looked so much better than Sorovi since he has been on. Reds attack relentless. However a poor pass lets the Blues off the hook. Give credit where it is due. Excellent defence by the Blues.

Auckland Blues: 31
Queensland Reds: 11

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Yellow Card
67‘ – There you go. A yellow card. Replacement Mafiloa gets sent due to another poor scrum by the Blues.

Auckland Blues: 31
Queensland Reds: 11

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Penalty
65‘ – Well would you look at that? The Reds have a scrum penalty……..AGAIN!
The ref still does not think it deserves a yellow card.

Auckland Blues: 31
Queensland Reds: 11

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

64‘ – Blues have the feed in the Reds ten. Scrappy handling by the Reds coming out of their danger area.

Auckland Blues: 31
Queensland Reds: 11

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Try
60‘ – That was power nap by the way. Great work by Caleb Timu whose impressive run which set up an easy run to the try line by Paia’aua. In the lead up Martin gets sent to bin for a professional foul. Lance misses the conversion.

Auckland Blues: 31
Queensland Reds: 11

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

60‘ – I am getting a little sleepy fellas. Match at a standstill.

Auckland Blues: 31
Queensland Reds: 6

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Conversion
55‘ – Conversion successful by the try scorer.

Auckland Blues: 31
Queensland Reds: 6

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Try
51‘ – That was coming. Good leadup work from the Blues forwards. Nock senses the space and shifts it to the middle to Perofeta who slices through for a try and gets one in the schnoz.

Auckland Blues: 29
Queensland Reds: 6

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Penalty
51‘ – Reds caught offside. George Smith caught offside.

Auckland Blues: 24
Queensland Reds: 6

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Penalty
49‘ – Tackle was complete on an impressive Caleb Timu and the Blues continue to strip. Lance kicks for the lineout. But Timu loses the ball.

Auckland Blues: 24
Queensland Reds: 6

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

46‘ – .Razzle dazzle by the Blues with Perofeta, Ioane, Collins all supporting each other. But the overeagerness by Nanai leads to a handling error.

Auckland Blues: 24
Queensland Reds: 6

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Penalty Goal
44‘ – Perofata puts in a high clearance kick but Stewart knocks it on with Sorovi caught offside. Perofeta adds 3 more on what has been an indifferent night with the boot.

Auckland Blues: 24
Queensland Reds: 6

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

43‘ – Poor play by Eto Nabuli but he chases hard and takes Clarke into touch.

Auckland Blues: 21
Queensland Reds: 6

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Penalty
43‘ – One shining light for the Reds have been the scrum. They get another penalty and are deep into the Blues territory.

Auckland Blues: 21
Queensland Reds: 6

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Blues kickoff

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Half Time
A half of two halves. The first was messy and the second got more messy for the Reds. A couple of contoversial yellow cards for dangerous tackles by Petaia and Tupou provided the Blues with the impetus to dominate the 13 men Blues. Before this however, the match was at an even keel, even if it was off poor quality. Tries to Nanai, Ioane and Moulds have provided the Blues with a wonderful opportunity to register their first win at Eden Park in 2018. What are your thoughts?

Auckland Blues: 21
Queensland Reds: 6

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Big big tackle by Akira Ioane on Smith and that ends the half.

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Penalty
38‘ – Another penalty to Reds. This time Lance decides to go for the lineout to try and get the try. The Blues were slow to move.

Auckland Blues: 21
Queensland Reds: 6

Blues vs Reds: Super Rugby live scores, blog