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Blues v NSW Waratahs

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6:02pm Eden Park, Auckland, Friday 3.30pm (AEST)

Rugby

Rookie playmakers a target for Tahs

Rookie five-eighth: Simon Hickey

Alastair Bull 12:46pm The Blues' chances of a season turnaround against the NSW Waratahs may depend largely on two lightly-framed Super Rugby rookie playmakers who expect to be targeted in defence.

Benji Marshall could have been a rugby star: Stephen Larkham

Benji Marshall's experiment with the 15-man code has lasted only six months.

CHRIS DUTTON Wallabies great Stephen Larkham says Benji Marhsall could have been a Super Rugby star, insisting the code-swapping playmaker "just needed time" to transfer his talent to rugby union.

Rugby

From Benchy to Bungee Marshall

Benji Marshall

Daniel Gilhooly Benji Marshall says he had a decent crack at rugby union. But did he really?

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Benji Marshall seeks return to NRL

Benji Marshall has played just 212 minutes of Super Rugby for the Blues.

BRAD WALTER Benji Marshall is set to return to the NRL this season after he and Blues coach John Kirwan agreed his switch to rugby union was not working out as they had both hoped.

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Hurricanes v Blues

Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

Weepu fully recovered; returns to Blues

Piri Weepu suffered a minor stroke.

Veteran halfback Piri Weepu is to resume training with the Blues after making a full recovery from his stroke and minor heart surgery.

Rugby

Blues insist Benji Marshall here for the long haul

Going nowhere: The Blues are adamant Benji Marshall will see out his two-year contract.

Liam Napier Constant scrutiny continues to swirl around Benji Marshall’s indifferent code switch and, indeed, future but for now the Blues insist he will see out his two-year contract.

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Rugby

Benji Marshall in sights of English Super League club

Benji Marshall

Super Rugby’s high profile recruit Benji Marshall could be off to the English Super League after struggling to get game time at the Blues this season.

Brumbies v Blues

Injury scare ... Matt Toomua.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE The Brumbies take on the Blues from 7.40pm at Canberra Stadium.

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Union

What we learned: ACT Brumbies vs Auckland Blues

Pat McCabe.

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne All the talking points from the Brumbies' clash against the Blues at Canberra Stadium.

Pat McCabe launches case for Wallabies recall

Pat McCabe.

CHRIS DUTTON ACT Brumbies warrior Pat McCabe is launching an undeniable case for a Wallabies recall, delivering another outstanding performance to lead his team to a vital Super Rugby win on Friday night.

Brumbies v Blues

Blues centre Ma'a Nonu.

GIO Stadium, Canberra, Friday 7.40pm (AEDT)

All Blacks great Andrew Mehrtens backs NRL convert Benji Marshall to be a rugby star

Benji Marshall has struggled in his switch to union.

CHRIS DUTTON Wallabies skipper Ben Mowen has backed NRL convert Benji Marshall to be a Super Rugby star.

Brumbies hooker Siliva Siliva has the 'whole package' as he prepares to replace Wallabies rake Stephen Moore

Siliva Siliva with Laurie Fisher at Brumbies training on Thursday.

CHRIS DUTTON ACT Brumbies back-up hooker Siliva Siliva is "the future of Australian rugby", Laurie Fisher believes.

Rugby

Jerome Kaino steps in to skipper Blues

Picking up the armband: Jerome Kaino.

Blindside flanker Jerome Kaino will skipper the Blues against the Brumbies in Canberra.

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Brumbies lose Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore to knee injury

ACT Brumbies player Stephen Moore on the side line during training at the AIS.

CHRIS DUTTON The Brumbies' injury curse has struck again, with Stephen Moore set to miss Friday night's match.

Brumbies wary of 'struggling' Benji Marshall, but rule out bid for Andrew Fifita

Super 15 Rugby. Trail match between NSW Waratahs and Auckland Blues. Allianz Stadium.
Benji Marshall in his first game for Auckland
Friday 7th February, 2014
Photos: Anthony Johnson

CHRIS DUTTON The ACT Brumbies are bracing for an unpredictable Benji Marshall in his first Australian Super Rugby appearance, but the club has ruled itself out of a potential bidding war to sign another NRL convert, Andrew Fifita.

Brumbies openside Jarrad Butler learning under David Pocock

Jarrad Butkler

LEE GASKIN As far as mentors go, Brumbies breakaway Jarrad Butler has one of the best anyone can ask for in Wallabies star David Pocock.

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Rugby

Blues beat Highlanders in Super Rugby

Blues veteran Ma'a Nonu makes a break during the round seven Super Rugby match against the Highlanders at Eden Park.

The Blues have gone top of the New Zealand Conference with a comfortable 30-12 Super Rugby win over the Highlanders in Auckland.

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Rugby

Hole in heart may have caused Weepu stroke

Blues and All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu.

Scans have shown Blues and All Blacks halfback Piri Weepu has a small hole in his heart, which could have led to the minor stroke he suffered this month.

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Blues v Highlanders

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)

Rugby

All Black Weepu sidelined after stroke

Out for a month: Piri Weepu

All Blacks and Blues halfback Piri Weepu has been ruled out of Super Rugby for at least a month after suffering a minor stroke.

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Rugby

Blues kick on for bonus-point win over Cheetahs

Willie le Roux attempts to break away from Ma'a Nonu.

A 20-point performance from rookie five-eighth Simon Hickey paved the way for the Blues' bonus-point win over the Cheetahs.

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Blues v Cheetahs

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)

Rugby

Benji Marshall back to bench for Blues

Benji Marshall

Benji Marshall goes back to the bench while youngster Simon Hickey has been recalled as the Blues' starting five-eighth for their Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs in Auckland.

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Rugby

Kaino keen to get back to bone-crunching form

Jerome Kaino

Liam Napier Jerome Kaino is under no illusions. Two years ago the former All Blacks blindside flanker was among the world's best players. And he knows every rugby follower expects him to return at that level, almost immediately, this week.

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Rugby

Blues set to welcome reinforcements

Ma'a Nonu is set to return to the Blues line-up.

The Blues are set to welcome back All Blacks Ma'a Nonu and Jerome Kaino to face the Cheetahs, but will be without injured second-rower Patrick Tuipulotu.

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Rugby

Boshoff boots Lions to victory over Blues

Super boot: Marnitz Boshoff of the Lions.

Marnitz Boshoff continued a fairy tale first Super 15 season with 24 points for Golden Lions in a 39-36 victory over Auckland Blues Saturday.

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Benji Marshall handed Blues start at fullback

Back at the back: Benji Marshall will start his first Super Rugby in the No.15 jersey.

Benji Marshall will make his first start for the Blues at fullback in Johannesburg on Sunday (AEDT).

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Super Rugby 2014

Round 1
Thu, 30 JanTimes shown AEDT
CHT 20 vs LIO 21 Report Stats
SHA 31 vs BUL 16 Report Stats
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Round 2
Fri, 21 FebTimes shown AEDT
CRU 10 vs CHF 18 Report Stats
Sat, 22 FebTimes shown AEDT
CHT 15 vs BUL 9 Report Stats
BRU 17 vs RED 27 Report Stats
HIG 29 vs BLU 21 Report Stats
Sun, 23 FebTimes shown AEDT
SHA 27 vs HUR 9 Report Stats
LIO 34 vs STO 10 Report Stats
WAR 43 vs FOR 21 Report Stats
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Round 3
Sun, 16 FebTimes shown AEDT
BLU 35 vs CRU 24 Report Stats
Fri, 28 FebTimes shown AEDT
REB 35 vs CHT 14 Report Stats
Sat, 01 MarTimes shown AEDT
STO 19 vs HUR 18 Report Stats
CHF 21 vs HIG 19 Report Stats
WAR 32 vs RED 5 Report Stats
FOR 14 vs BRU 27 Report Stats
Sun, 02 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 25 vs LIO 17 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 07 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR 21 vs BRU 29 Report Stats
RED 43 vs CHT 33 Report Stats
Sat, 08 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRU 14 vs STO 13 Report Stats
FOR 32 vs REB 7 Report Stats
Sun, 09 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 38 vs BLU 22 Report Stats
SHA 37 vs LIO 23 Report Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
CHF 36 vs STO 20 Report Stats
REB 19 vs CRU 25 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
HUR 60 vs CHT 27 Report Stats
HIG 29 vs FOR 31 Report Stats
BRU 28 vs WAR 23 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
LIO 39 vs BLU 36 Report Stats
SHA 35 vs RED 20 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
HIG 35 vs HUR 31 Report Stats
WAR 32 vs REB 8 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
BLU 40 vs CHT 30 Report Stats
BRU 25 vs STO 15 Report Stats
FOR 18 vs CHF 15 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
LIO 23 vs RED 20 Report Stats
BUL 23 vs SHA 19 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
CRU 26 vs HUR 29 Report Stats
REB 32 vs BRU 24 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
BLU 30 vs HIG 12 Report Stats
RED 22 vs STO 17 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
BUL 34 vs CHF 34 Report Stats
SHA 32 vs WAR 10 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
HIG 33 vs REB 30 Report Stats
BRU 26 vs BLU 9 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
HUR 25 vs BUL 20 Report Stats
RED 29 vs FOR 32 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEDT
CHT 43 vs CHF 43 Report Stats
LIO 7 vs CRU 28 Report Stats
STO 11 vs WAR 22 Report Stats
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Round 9
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
HIG 27 vs BUL 20 Report Stats
RED 20 vs BRU 23 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CHF 22 vs REB 16 Report Stats
FOR 28 vs WAR 16 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
CHT 31 vs CRU 52 Report Stats
LIO 12 vs SHA 25 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
HUR 39 vs BLU 20 Report Stats
REB 22 vs FOR 16 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
CHF 17 vs CRU 18 Report Stats
WAR 19 vs BUL 12 Report Stats
SHA 19 vs CHT 8 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
STO 18 vs LIO 3 Report Stats
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Round 11
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
BLU vs WAR 15:35EP Preview
BRU vs CHF 17:40CAN Preview
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
SHA vs HIG 03:10Growthpoint Kings Park Preview
HUR vs RED 17:35WS Preview
FOR vs BUL 19:40NIB Preview
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
CHT vs STO 01:05VP Preview
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Round 12
Fri, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU vs RED 17:35EP
REB vs SHA 19:40AAMI
Sat, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU vs BRU 14:35AMI
CHF vs LIO 17:35WS
WAR vs HUR 19:40AS
STO vs HIG 23:00DHL Newlands Stadium
Sun, 04 MayTimes shown AEST
BUL vs CHT 01:05LV
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Round 13
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
CHF vs BLU 17:35WS
REB vs HUR 19:40AAMI
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
HIG vs LIO 17:35FBS
BRU vs SHA 19:40CAN
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
CHT vs FOR 01:05VP
BUL vs STO 03:10LV
RED vs CRU 16:05SS
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Round 14
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
HUR vs HIG 17:35WS
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU vs SHA 17:35AMI
RED vs REB 19:40SS
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
STO vs FOR 01:05DHL Newlands Stadium
CHT vs BRU 03:10VP
WAR vs LIO 16:05AS
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Round 15
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
BLU vs SHA 17:35NHS
REB vs WAR 19:40AAMI
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
HIG vs CRU 17:35AAMI
HUR vs CHF 17:35WS
FOR vs LIO 19:40NIB
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
STO vs CHT 01:05DHL Newlands Stadium
BUL vs BRU 03:10LV
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Round 16
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
CRU vs FOR 17:35AMI
RED vs HIG 19:40SS
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
CHF vs WAR 14:35WS
BLU vs HUR 17:35EP
BRU vs REB 19:40CAN
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
LIO vs BUL 01:05Ellis Park
SHA vs STO 03:10Growthpoint Kings Park
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Round 17
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
HIG vs CHF 17:35FBS
REB vs RED 19:40AAMI
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
HUR vs CRU 17:35WS
WAR vs BRU 19:40ANZ
FOR vs BLU 21:45NIB
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Round 18
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
CHF vs HUR 17:35WS
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
LIO vs REB 03:10Ellis Park
CRU vs BLU 17:35AMI
FOR vs RED 19:40NIB
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
STO vs BUL 01:05DHL Newlands Stadium
CHT vs SHA 03:10VP
WAR vs HIG 16:05AS
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Round 19
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
BLU vs CHF 17:35EP
BRU vs FOR 19:40CAN
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
BUL vs REB 03:10LV
CRU vs HIG 17:35AMI
RED vs WAR 19:40SS
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
LIO vs CHT 01:05Ellis Park
STO vs SHA 03:10DHL Newlands Stadium
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Super Rugby - 2014 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Sharks 8 7 1 0 104 31
Brumbies 8 6 2 0 38 25
Chiefs 8 4 2 2 28 25
Waratahs 8 5 3 0 52 24
Force 8 5 3 0 4 23
Crusaders 8 5 3 0 28 22
Hurricanes 8 4 4 0 29 20
Highlanders 7 4 3 0 0 19
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