The Blues have melted in the Tokyo heat, going down 48-21 to an unfancied Sunwolves outfit in their Super Rugby dead rubber in Japan.
The Lions face eight more hakas in 28 days. Warren Gatland's men will see more tongues than the average dentist, but we can only pray that the throat-slitting desists.
Auckland Blues five-eighth Ihaia West scored a brilliant 75th-minute try to consign the British and Irish Lions to a 22-16 loss in the second game of their 10-match tour of New Zealand at Eden Park on Wednesday.
Blues and All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams says he's yet to feel the strain from his observance of Ramadan.
Sonny Bill Williams is in line to return from injury but the Blues have pulled a surprise by handing rookie first five-eighth Stephen Perofeta his maiden start for Wednesday's showdown with the Lions at Eden Park.
Sonny Bill Williams will sit out the Auckland Blues Super Rugby clash with the Queensland Reds in Samoa on Friday to give the All Blacks centre more time to recover from a knee injury ahead of clashes against the British and Irish Lions.
An ill-disciplined Blues have lost 30-22 to the Stormers in Cape Town and almost certainly blown their Super Rugby finals hopes in the process.
The Blues have given their slim Super Rugby finals hopes a healthy boost by beating the Cheetahs 50-32 in Auckland.
Sonny Bill Williams will not play against the Cheetahs on Friday after suffering a head knock against the Waratahs last weekend.
New Zealand's worst remains a class above Australia's best after the Blues downed the NSW Waratahs by seven points in their Super Rugby clash in Sydney.
Can a Brumbies mistaken identity be a spark to end the Super Rugby slump?
The Brumbies will lean on their most experienced players in a bid to end a mid-year championship wobble.
ACT Brumbies fall short against Auckland Blues in Canberra, their losing streak to NZ teams extending to nine games.
The Brumbies missed 38 tackles and officially slipped into a mid-season slump at Canberra Stadium.
Super Rugby live scores 2017: ACT Brumbies v Auckland Blues in Canberra from 4pm Sunday.
The Blues have extended New Zealand Super Rugby sides' winning streak over Australian opposition to 15 games, with an 18-12 victory over the Brumbies.
Tom Banks will be thrown into the fullback spot for the Brumbies against the Auckland Blues.
Nic Mayhew will play his former teammates on Sunday, but he also has a dream of wearing Wallabies gold.
The Brumbies will attempt to break through for Australian rugby's first win against a New Zealand side this season.
ACT Brumbies to inject Tom Banks at fullback, move Aidan Toua to bench for Blues clash.