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Hurricanes beat Blues to maintain momentum

Runaway leaders the Hurricanes have added to a miserable Super Rugby season for the Blues with a 29-5 win in slippery conditions at Eden Park.

Blues grind out victory over Bulls

George Moala takes on the Bulls' defence.

The Blues battled hard in the face of some late pressure to overcome the Bulls 23-18 at Eden Park on Friday as the struggling New Zealanders registered just their third victory of the Super Rugby season.

Rebels roll Blues for bonus-point win

Dom Shipperley of the Rebels goes over for a a try against the Blues on Friday.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Rebels put on a mature, measured performance to score a bonus-point victory over the Blues at AAMI Park on Friday night.

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Moala discharged over bar brawl

Cleared: George Moala of the Blues.

Blues rugby star George Moala has been discharged without conviction for assaulting a man in an Auckland bar brawl.

Force no match for battered Blues in Auckland

Breaking the line: Akira Ioane of the Blues.

  The Blues' easy victory over the bottom-of-the-table Force reinforced the growing reputation of teenage loose forward Akira Ioane.

Blues out to enjoy return home

Jerome Kaino of the Blues.

The Blues are looking to the comforts of home to provide a forgettable Super Rugby campaign with late respectability.

Force keen to avoid an unwanted piece of history

​Rising star: Adam Coleman was tentatively named in the squad on Thursday, but is expected to miss the match because of a shoulder injury.

​The Western Force will be aiming to avoid an unwanted slice of history when they take on the Blues in Saturday's Super Rugby clash in Auckland.

Crusaders back on form as Blues downed

Star man: Richie McCaw left the field after a head knock.

Richard Knowler   The Crusaders' 29-15 bonus-point win over the Blues at AMI Stadium on Saturday night has ensured they remain in Super Rugby playoff contention.

Highlanders hang on after Blues fightback

Victors: Josh Hohneck celebrates as the Highlanders notch a strong win on Saturday.

A brutally efficient first half set up the Highlanders for a 30-24 Super Rugby win over the Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.

Blues beat Brumbies as Nic White misses last-second penalty

Dan Bowden of the Blues charges over to score a try.

Chris Dutton   Blues beat the Brumbies as Nic White misses last-second penalty in 16-14 cliffhanger.

Pocock at his best as injury ward grows

David Pocock of the Brumbies  put in a strong performance.

Chris Dutton   David Pocock back to his best but the Brumbies limp out of Auckland.

Auckland Blues v ACT Brumbies: Super Rugby round 9

Henry Speight lines up at outside centre for the Brumbies against the Blues.

Chris Dutton   Join Chris Dutton from 5.40pm as the Auckland Blues host the ACT Brumbies at Eden park in round nine of the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Moore is the measuring stick: Mealamu

Sport.  ACT Brumbies player Stephen Moore during training at Brumbies HQ at the University of Canberra.  3 March 2015.  Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Chris Dutton   Two veteran hookers go into a battle of the warhorses when Keven Mealamu takes on Stephen Moore on Friday night

Blues want Eden Park 'fortress' to turn Super Rugby season around

The Brumbies are adamant their attack can fire against the Blues on Friday night.

Chris Dutton   Brumbies out to break Eden Park hoodoo as Blues go back home to spark season.

Brumbies want to muscle up and 'get in Blues' grill'

Scott Sio says the Brumbies won't take the Blues lightly despite their seven losses in a row.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies forwards have vowed to muscle up against the Auckland Blues and "get in their grill" to avoid falling into the trap of underestimating their struggling opponents.

Brumbies add Cowan to list of potential recruits

Jimmy Cowan has played over 50 Tests for the All Blacks.

Chris Dutton   Former All Blacks scrumhalf Jimmy Cowan has emerged as a shock contender to join the ACT Brumbies at the end of the year as the club ramps up a worldwide search to replace French-bound vice-captain Nic White.

Chiefs consign Blues to seventh straight loss

Powerhouse: Michael Leitch pumps the legs for the Chiefs.

The Chiefs have maintained their Super Rugby momentum, scoring a late try on the way to closing out a 23-16 win over the bottom-of-the-table Blues in Hamilton.

Tahs overcome Blues to post fourth win

Shackles broken: Nick Phipps dives over to score against the Blues at Allianz Stadium.

Georgina Robinson   The Waratahs put a week of controversy behind them with an emphatic 23-11 victory over Super Rugby cellar dwellers the Blues in Sydney on Saturday.

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Kirwan predicts 'fireworks' in physical battle with Waratahs

Bounced back: Jacques Potgieter at Waratahs training.

Georgina Robinson   John Kirwan has predicted "fireworks" and a physically explosive clash between the Blues and Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.

Hurricanes inflict more pain on Blues

Still got it: Ma'a Nonu evades Charles Piutau of the Blues.

Julian Savea scored two second-half tries as his unbeaten Hurricanes heaped more pressure on the Blues with a 30-23 Super Rugby win in Palmerston North.

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