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Kurtley Beale doubt as Waratahs prepare for Blues clash

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Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are aiming to pull off their first win in five years at one of the ''holy homes'' of rugby.

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Hurricanes beat Blues in fine style

TJ Perenara scores a try for the Hurricanes during the round 10 Super Rugby match against the Blues at Westpac Stadium.

The Hurricanes breathed further momentum into their revived Super Rugby campaign by overcoming a mid-match hiccup on Friday to beat the Blues 39-20 in Wellington.

Rugby

Benji never wanted to play rugby: Farah

Darren Walton Benji Marshall's closest ally in rugby league says the former Golden Boot winner never truly wanted to play rugby union in the first place.

Reds rush back Daley for Hurricanes clash

Reds prop Ben Daley.

Jim Morton Queensland coach Richard Graham has rushed aggressive prop Ben Daley back as one of four changes for Saturday's must-win Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes.

Mealamu back for Blues after another calf injury

Blues and All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu  returns from a calf injury.

Veteran hooker Keven Mealamu will make his long-awaited return to Super Rugby this Friday after battling back from another calf injury that sidelined him for more than a month.

Hurricanes v Blues

Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

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.

Brumbies v Blues

Injury scare ... Matt Toomua.

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

Brumbies v Blues

Blues centre Ma'a Nonu.

GIO Stadium, Canberra, Friday 7.40pm (AEDT)

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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.

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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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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.

Blues v Highlanders

Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)

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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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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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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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Blues set to welcome reinforcements

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.