Piri Weepu

Weepu fully recovered; returns to Blues

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

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Mark Hammett standing down as Hurricanes coach

Standing down: Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett.

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett is standing down at the end of the 2014 Super Rugby season.

Brumbies v Blues

Injury scare ... Matt Toomua.

David Polkinghorne The Brumbies take on the Blues from 7.40pm at Canberra Stadium.

Blues v Highlanders

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)

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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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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Hole in heart may have caused Weepu stroke

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 Cheetahs

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)

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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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Bulls v Blues

Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria, Sunday March 9, 2.05am (AEDT)

Rugby

Benji Marshall dropped from Auckland Blues squad

Benji Marshall

High-profile recruit Benji Marshall has been left out of the Blues' match-day squad for the Super Rugby clash against the Bulls while experienced campaigners Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock will...

Lions v Blues

Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Sunday, 12am (AEDT)

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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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 back to bench for Blues

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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Simon Hickey boots Blues to impressive win over Crusaders

Simon Hickey

Benji Marshall sat on the bench for the entire match as the Blues downed the Crusaders 35-24 in the Super Rugby clash in Auckland on Friday.

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Highlanders v Blues

Richard Shute Highlanders v Blues at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Saturday 5.35pm

Live: New Zealand v Australia Bledisloe III 2013

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Maori All Blacks demolish Canada

Jamison Gibson-Park.

Halfback Jamison Gibson-Park celebrated his late call-up to the Maori All Blacks with two tries in a comprehensive 40-15 win over Canada in Toronto on Monday (AEDT).

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Kieran Read passes Go and collects plaudits

Kieran Read.

Daniel Gilhooly It was appropriate that an affluent London suburb was the setting as No.8 Kieran Read acknowledged he's come a long way from the player ranked last on an All Blacks' monopoly board.