Sport Blues stay in Super Rugby Aotearoa title hunt with Highlanders win
Crusaders 32-22 Highlanders: Reigning champions seal Super Rugby Aotearoa title
Trailing at half-time, the Crusaders overcame the Highlanders to dodge a make-or-break date with the Blues in Super Rugby Aotearoa.An expectant crowd at a sold-out Orangetheory Stadium appeared set for disappointment until George Bridge crossed twice in three second-half minutes to completely alter the complexion of the game.
The Blues absorbed a late fightback from the Highlanders in Super Rugby Aotearoa on Saturday, triumphing 27-24 in Auckland for their third straight win to start the season.
Super Rugby Aotearoa produced another beauty on Sunday, as the Blues overpowered the Hurricanes 30-20 in front of a capacity crowd at Eden Park. Beauden Barrett debuted for the Blues against his old side.
The Blues remain in the hunt for the Super Rugby Aotearoa title after claiming a hard-fought 32-21 victory over the Highlanders.
Sunday's bonus-point win at Forsyth-Barr Stadium moved the Blues to 22 points, just two points adrift of Super Rugby leaders the Crusaders with two rounds remaining.
The Blues produced a physically dominant performance to claim the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy for the first time since 2011 – a trophy awarded in memory of former Blues and Highlanders head coach Gordon Hunter who passed away from cancer in 2002.
Crusaders see off Chiefs to close on Super Rugby Aotearoa title
The Chiefs were unable to mark Aaron Cruden's 100th appearance with a victory as the Crusaders bounced back from losing to the Hurricanes.In bouncing back from their 34-32 loss to the Hurricanes last time out, the Crusaders moved seven points clear of the Blues in the table with just two games to go.
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Finlay Christie was a key contributor, scoring a try in each half to inspire the Blues away to the Highlanders in Dunedin.
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The Blues raced to a 12-0 lead courtesy of tries from Akira Ioane and Christie before the Highlanders responded via Josh Ioane's penalty and an Ash Dixon try to cut the deficit to two points.
The Highlanders moved 13-12 ahead following a controversial review, which saw Blues prop Karl Tu'inukuafe's try overturned, instead penalised for being offside.
But the Highlanders' lead was short-lived as TJ Faiane scored straight after the restart to make it 17-13 in favour of the Blues, who proceeded to claim a 24-16 half-time advantage via Ioane's penalty and Ofa Tuungafasi's try.
Christie added his second try of the match just three minutes into the second half before Beauden Barrett's penalty gave the visiting Blues a 32-16 cushion.
The Highlanders rallied and saw Shannon Frizell cross over with four minutes remaining but that is as good as it got.
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The Blues have won two of their last three Super Rugby games against the Highlanders , including a 27-24 win when they last met earlier this season. The Highlanders need a victory to keep alive their slim hopes of winning Super Rugby Aotearoa , while the Blues need a win to stay in touch with the www.msn.com
A key change for the Highlanders is the inclusion of All Blacks first-five Josh Ioane in the starting line-up for the first time in Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa with regular pivot Mitch Hunt The Blues have only won three of their last 35 away games against fellow New Zealand opponents in Super Rugby .
Super Rugby Aotearoa continues this weekend with the third round of action between the five New Zealand franchises, with the hot stepping Blues and Table-topping Blues will host the Highlanders in Saturday’s kick-off at Eden Park. The Highlanders have won 11 of their last 15 Super Rugby
Round Three and the in-form Blues host fellow high flyers the Highlanders at Eden Park.
The Blues are gearing up to face a 'very dangerous' Highlanders this Sunday at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin. For the past decade, they've unable to find the formula to lead them to post-season success, but with Super Rugby Aotearoa just three weeks from its finale, the Blues remain well and
While the overall Super Rugby Aotearoa predictions suggest the Blues should cruise home, fixtures between these two sides Highlanders : 15 Scott Gregory, 14 Sam Gilbert, 13 Rob Thompson, 12 Sio Tomkinson, 11 Jona Nareki, 10 Mitch Hunt , 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Marino Mikaele Tu’u, 7 Dillon Hunt , 6