Rugby Union


Lowly Blues humble Lions

Dejected Lions players walk from the field after their 22-16 loss to the Blues at Eden Park.

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.

SBW set to return for Blues against touring Lions

Roaring return: Sonny Bill Williams looks likely to return from injury for the Blues, as they face the British and Irish ...

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.

Williams out of Blues' game in Samoa as Lions loom

Weekend off: Sonny Bill Williams.

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.