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Super Rugby | Auckland
07:35 (GMT) | 15-05-2015
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Mike Fraser again with a shocking call as the Blues are awarded a scrum for the ball becoming unplayable from a maul. The hooter has gone and Cowan puts the ball into touch from the scrum, that brings the game to FULL-TIME.
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Hougaard breaks from the maul and they are at the 22m of the Blues. Basson is met with a ball and all pass and Saili is in quickly as Basson is penalised for holding on. Shocking call from Mike Fraser again.
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After a number of reset scrums, the Bulls receive a penalty and Pollard knocks it down field. The Bulls claim the line-out on the halfway and the Bulls maul it receiving a penalty. Pollard kicks for the corner.
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Blues are working away in midfield before the Bulls turn it over. Van der Merwe pounces on a loose ball and throws an intercept pass to Saili who knocks on for a Bulls scrum.
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Blues have a line-out on their 22m. they secure it and the Bulls give a penalty away for hands in the ruck. West will clear for touch giving the Blues a line-out on the 50m.
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West with a regulation kick, and he converts it.
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Blues are in the 22m of the Bulls and there relentless pressure. Saili makes a half break but is tackled well by Du Plessis. Moala picks and goes ajnd dives over the line for a try.
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Pollard clears from the line-out and the Blues secure the line-out through Lloyd. West plays Saili who puts a cheeky grubber in for Visinia to chase and Kriel does superb cover work. Bulls win the line-out through Matfield and Pollard clears for touch. Bulls are under the cosh here.
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Free-kick Blues from the scrum and they take it quickly. Lloyd makes an impact and he busts forward. West moves it left and Moala carries to the line but he runs laterally and is bundled into touch.
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Again, Moala hits the ball hard from the scrum beating defenders. West then kicks deep on Kriel and the Blues have the ball back. West puts a kick in the corner and Kriel is back but makes a hash of it. The Bulls try and run it out from their in-goal area, it looks promising before Engelbrecht juggles the ball and looses it forward, for a Blues attacking scrum.
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Bulls make a turnover after Moala took the ball to the line. Pollard kicks deep as Lam begins a counter. West puts it deep and Pollard returns with a high one which Kriel regathers, but the Bulls lose it forward to hand the Blues a scrum.
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Bulls receive a penalty from the kick-off and Pollard makes some ground with the boot as they have a line-out on 50m. Paige puts a box-kick in and Nanai take it well. Gibson-Park kicks and Paige is back but bundled into touch for a Blues line-out.
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Pollards kick is just away to the left.
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Bulls play left from the scrum and Engelbrecht hits a pass at pace beating the defenders as he passes a well timed offload inside to Serfontein. Basson then carries it forward. The Bulls play left quickly from the ruck and Serfontein crashes over for his second try.
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Blues kick on Kriel and he makes a poor attempt at a counter-attack as he is tackled and counter rucked for a Blues penalty. Ioane loses it forward from a bad pass and the Bulls have a midfield scrum.
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Struass feeds the line-out and they set a good maul making 10m. Serfontein crashes hard to the line taking on West. Botha tries the same but Moala holds him up and the blues are relieved with a scrum.
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Pollard puts delicate chip over the top for Serfontein to chase but the Blues regather and Saili clears for touch taking play up to their 22m.
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West kicks for touch and the Blues have a line-out on halfway. Van der Merwe makes the steal and the Bulls are attacking as Engelbrecht finds a half gap and release Kriel as he busts into the 22m of the Blues. Bulls receive a scrum on the 22m. Great passage of play from the turnover.
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Woodcock is penalised for hinging the scrum and Polllard clears for touch. Paige makes a box-kick after the line-out but the Bulls regain possession. Bulls 20m out now as Pollard takes it to contact. The Blues receive a penalty for a side-entry into the ruck from Matfield.
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Blues in control of possession as Moala makes a powerful run, but it turns into a maul and the ball doesn't come out as the Bulls receive a scrum on their 22m.
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SECOND-HALF: Blues flyhalf Ihaia West gets the half underway.

Half Time

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Bulls maul a line-out in their own half and Paige bombs one high but it is into touch on the full. There is time for the line-out and the Blues have an attacking maul. West has a dip at a drop-goal from West but it is short and Kriel puts it into touch to bring us to HALF-TIME.
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West hits the target and takes the Blues into the lead.
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After a kick-exchange, Pollard finds touch but the Blues get a net-gain and have a line-out 30m from the Bulls line. They take it up in the midfield through Ioane and spies gives a penalty away for hands-in the ruck. West will have another shot.
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West kicks for goal and is successful as he equals the scores.
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Pollard drills it into touch after the restart. The Blues have a line-out on the Bulls 10m. Moala runs hard into Paige and he makes 10m. The Blues are looking dangerous in the Bulls 22m, and the Bulls give a penalty away in-front of the poles.
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Pollard converts the kick for the 2 points.
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Serfontein comes in flat from the scrum and makes yards. Bulls keeping it close before Pollard takes it to the gain-line and he beats a defender and off-loads to Serfontein who powers his way over the line for a try.
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The Bulls earn a penalty from the Scrum and Pollard puts it in the corner. The Bulls line-out is 10m from the try-line and they set the drive. The Bulls now keeping it with the forwards as they pick-and-drive. Paige eventually goes wide, but there is nothing happening in the backline. The Blues knock-on and the Bulls have a scrum on the Blues 22m.
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Luatua picks up from the base of the scrum and drives forward. West has time on the ball and he clears for touch. Bulls line-out on the blues 10m. Bulls use a set move from the line-out but an inside pass to Basson is intercepted by Parsons. The Blues play wide to try and catch the Bulls off-guard but the lose it forward for a Bulls scrum.
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The Bulls throw to the back and set-up a maul which they drive forward 20 metres but it falss to ground just short of the try-line and the Blues receive a scrum. Dodgy call by Mike Fraser as the blues looked like they collapsed that.
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Bulls now stringing some phases together but Ioane has stripped the ball away and the blues are countering. Strauss makes a turnover for the Bulls and they now have possession in midfield, and they receive a penalty for the Blues not rolling away. Pollard kicks for the corner.
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West adds the extra 2 points.
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Pollard clears from the kick-off but it only finds Visinia who catches at pace and beats 3 Bulls defenders as he jolts his way over the try-line for a try.
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Pollard's strike is good as he raises the flags to give the Bulls the lead.
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Hougaard takes on the line from the scrum and the Blues are miles off-side. Pollard will have another shot at goal from 40m out.
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Blues now with a scrum just outside their 22m. Gibson-Park goes blind but the lose it forward. The Bulls have a scrum now on the Blues 10m.
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Hougaard takes a good up-and-under and Polllard returns the favour. Bulls regather possession from a scrappy pass from the Blues. Serfontein stabs a grubber through but it has gone too far. Blues have a 22m drop-out.
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West makes no-mistake from in-front and he converts the penalty.
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Blues make their way quickly into the bulls 22m. Gibson-Park is keeping it close with the forwards and the Blues receive a penalty for Spies slowing the ball down. West west will have an opportunity to level the scores.
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Pollard's radar is good as the Bulls take the lead.
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Blues relieve pressure with a kick-for-touch. Another clearance by Gibson-Park gives the Bulls another line-out, which they drive. Pollard is directing traffic and the Bulls receive yet another penalty for off-side play by the blues, and they opt for poles.
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Paige feeds the scrum and the Bulls receive a scrum penalty as they keep the pressure on. Pollard kicks for the corner. Matfield again secures and they easily drive over the line as Van der Merwer dots it down. But Flip van der Merwer is guilty of obstruction and the try is disallowed.
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Bulls set the drive and maul it toward the try-line but is brought down just short. Scrum to the Bulls 5m out.
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Straight away the Bulls receive an attacking line-out in Blues territory. Matfield secures and they drive. Pollard puts a cross-kick into the corner but Visinia is secure. Play comes back for a penalty and the Bulls kick for the corner.
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KICK-OFF: Bulls flyhalf Handre Pollard gets the game underway.
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The rain is coming down at Eden Park, conditions the Blues are used to. We can expect a kicking affair in today's game.
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In the previous six encounters between these two sides they have shared the spoils, with three wins each.
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The Bulls have not won outside of their own country since defeating the Blues in their last visit to Auckland in March 2013. Since then, they have lost all seven of their matches in Australia and New Zealand.
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Welcome to live coverage of Super Rugby Round 14, with the Bulls taking on the Blues at Eden Park first up on Friday.
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START LINE UP
  • 15 Lolagi Visinia
  • 14 Ben Lam
  • 13 Francis Saili
  • 12 George Moala
  • 11 Melani Nanai Vai
  • 10 Ihaia West
  • 9 Jamison Gibson-Park
  • 8 Steven Luatua
  • 7 Brendon O'Connor
  • 6 Akira Ioane
  • 5 Josh Bekhuis
  • 4 Culum Retallick
  • 3 Charlie Faumuina
  • 2 James Parsons
  • 1 Tony Woodcock
RESERVES
  • 23 Matt Vaega
  • 22 Simon Hickey
  • 21 Jimmy Cowan
  • 20 Blake Gibson
  • 19 William Lloyd
  • 18 Sam Prattley
  • 17 Ofa Tu'ungafasi
  • 16 Keven Mealamu
START LINE UP
  • 15 Jesse Kriel
  • 14 Francois Hougaard
  • 13 JJ Engelbrecht
  • 12 Jan Serfontein
  • 11 Bjorn Basson
  • 10 Handre Pollard
  • 9 Rudi Paige
  • 8 Pierre Spies
  • 7 Arno Botha
  • 6 Pieter Labuschagne
  • 5 Victor Matfield
  • 4 Flip van der Merwe
  • 3 Marcel van der Merwe
  • 2 Adriaan Strauss
  • 1 Trevor Nyakane
RESERVES
  • 23 Travis Ismaiel
  • 22 Jacques-Louis Potgieter
  • 21 Burger Odendaal
  • 20 Deon Stegmann
  • 19 Jacques du Plessis
  • 18 Werner Kruger
  • 17 Dean Greyling
  • 16 Callie Visagie
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Preview: S15 Round 14, Part One

Wed, 13 May 2015 23:36

It has been interesting in the world of Super Rugby, with one coach having announced his departure and others under increasing pressure.

It has been interesting in the world of Super Rugby this week, with at least one coach having already announced his departure and a few others under increasing pressure.

Two of those coaches, said to be on their way out, will be in action on Friday.

Blues coach John Kirwan, if media reports in New Zealand are to be believed, got very testy with journalists this week.

Having to fight fires on several fronts, one wonders how much time he had to focus on his team's opponents this week, the Bulls - whom they will meet in the opening match of Round 14.

Reds coach Richard Graham has already called in some outside help in the form of former Wallaby mentor John Connolly.

With the much-improved Rebels in Brisbane on Friday, the Reds coach will need all the help he can get.

We look at Friday's matches!

Friday, May 15

Blues v Bulls

(Eden Park, Auckland - Kick-off: 19.35; 09.35 SA time; 07.35 GMT)

While the Blues coach, John Kirwan, has made no secret of his desire to stay on beyond this season, a question mark remains over his future.

According to a report in the NZ Herald Crusaders assistant coach Tabai Matson was in Auckland this week, where he met with players and board members with a view to joining next year.

According to a Blues statement they have not made any decisions on any of the coaching positions to fill for 2016, and are continuing to "consider all of their options".

"The focus of the organisation is on the final four games of the season, ensuring our players and staff are fully supported," the statement said.

Kirwan was even less forthcoming in his exchanges with the media this week.

"I know the indecision is creating news, but I'm not prepared to talk about it," Kirwan told a media briefing in Auckland.

The build-up in the Bulls camp has been very different, coach Frans Ludeke telling the media in a conference call that the team is determined to start their four-match Australasian tour on a winning note.

He has named a powerful starting XV, including regular captain Pierre Spies, but it is his bench he hopes can make the biggest impact.

"The great thing about this team is the guys who can come off the bench for us and make a huge impact in the last 20 minutes," Ludeke said.

"They can hopefully bring pace into the game with their ball-carrying ability."

Despite the media storm surrounding the Blues, Ludeke was not willing to write them off.

"They have a very competitive set of forwards, with some quality international players," he said of a Blues team that has won just twice in 12 starts.

"In the scrums they put pressure on the opposition ball," he said, adding: "They have scored nine of their 24 tries from scrums - that says a lot about their attacking ability from set pieces."

Ludeke felt it will be a huge battle for both teams to get quality possession.

"It is such a tight competition this season and we desperately want to stay in the running.

"We know we will need a special performance to be successful at the weekend."

Recent results:
2014: Bulls won 38-22, Pretoria
2013: Bulls won 28-21, Auckland
2012: Blues won 29-23, Pretoria
2010: Blues won 32-17, Auckland
2009: Bulls won 59-26, Pretoria
2008: Blues won 23-21, Auckland

Prediction: In 19 meetings between these sides, a losing bonus point has been scored in just six encounters, though there was one draw. The Blues have lost two in a row against the Bulls, but won the two prior to that. The Bulls won on their last visit to Auckland, but lost their previous nine away to the Blues. The Blues' last two matches have produced 65 and 64 points respectively. Their 13 matches prior to that all produced under 55 in total and an average of 40. The Bulls have not won outside of their own country since defeating the Blues in their last visit to Auckland in March 2013. Since then, they have lost all seven of their matches in Australia and New Zealand. Ihaia West has kicked 30/35 this season (86 percent), Jacques-Louis Potgieter (10 from 12), Handré Pollard (48 from 60) and Tiaan Schoeman (four from five), meaning they have all kicked at 80+ percent this season. The Blues always have a chance to win and they do have the talent. They have just lacked the focus and it is obvious why. The Bulls will start favourites, but if they do pull of the win their margin will be in single digits.

Teams:

Blues: 15 Lolagi Visinia, 14 Ben Lam, 13 Francis Saili, 12 George Moala, 11 Melani Nanai, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Steven Luatua (captain), 7 Brendon O'Connor, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Culum Retallick, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 18 Sam Prattley, 19 Will Lloyd, 20 Blake Gibson, 21 Jimmy Cowan/Jamie Booth, 22 Simon Hickey, 23 Matt Vaega.

Bulls: 15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Francois Hougaard, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Arno Botha, 6 Pieter Labuschagne, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Flip van de Merwe, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Dean Greyling, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Jacques du Plessis, 20 Deon Stegmann, 21 Burger Odendaal, 22 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 23 Travis Ismaiel.

Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant referees: Nick Briant, Aki Aso
TMO: Glenn Newman

Reds v Rebels
(Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane - Kick-off: 19.40; 09.40 GMT)

The home team is just hoping to salvage some pride in the closing stages of the season, but the Rebels still hold out genuine hope of making the play-offs.

However, most of the focus this week has been on the coaching set-up in Brisbane, especially with the arrival of former Wallaby mentor John Connolly - who signed on in an 'advisory' capacity with the Queensland-based franchise.

It is uncertain how much of a role Connolly played in the selection of the squad, but it is interesting that the Reds will field a specialist flyhalf this week after using a scrumhalf in the No.10 channel in recent weeks.

The other significant selections are moving James O'Connor to fullback and Karmichael Hunt to outside centre - all moves designed to sharpen the Reds' rather blunt attack.

"He is a genuine No.10 and he understands how to control the team," Reds coach Richard Graham said, when asked about young McIntyre making his debut.

"He shifts the ball very well through his hands, while his general play and kicking is very good."

Graham also made it clear they want Hunt closer to the ball and O'Connor more involved.

"In the last couple of weeks we haven't demonstrated enough continuity in terms of our attack," the coach said, adding: "We will look to see if we can get him involved in the game a bit more."

The Rebels, who are in 10th place but just five points off the sixth-placed Bulls, have made no secret of their desire to break their drought and reach the play-offs.

A bonus-point win in Brisbane will go a long way towards realising that dream.

However, the Rebels - coming off a 42-22 victory against the Blues - are cautious about the threat posed by a Reds team that has enormous potential.

Rebels lock Luke Jones warned of the risk of underestimating an opposition with lots of Super Rugby and international experience.

The Wallaby said his side will need to be on their game to get the result!

"The Reds are a quality side, [with] a whole lot of international players," Jones said.

"I think they will take us on through the forwards.

"We just have to stick to what we have been doing [all season] and deliver in an away game.

"No doubt we have to bring our A-game."

Recent results:
2015: Rebels won 23-15, Melbourne
2014: Reds won 36-20, Melbourne
2014: Rebels 30-27, Brisbane
2013: Reds won 33-20, Brisbane
2013: Reds won 23-13, Melbourne
2012: Reds won 32-17, Melbourne
2012: Reds won 11-6, Brisbane

Prediction: The Reds' largest Super Rugby victory, both in terms of winning margin and points scored, came against the Rebels in March 2011 (53-3). The Melbourne-based outfit has won two of the three meetings between these sides since the start of last year.  The first six meetings between the franchises were won by the Reds. A losing bonus point has been scored in two of nine meetings between these franchises. The Rebels have won four of their last five; a run which is their best ever in this competition. Their 42-22 win over the Blues last week equalled their highest points haul in a match and was their second largest victory in terms of margin. The Reds rank second for line-out success rate (90 percent) this term while the Rebels place last in this regard (78 percent). If you look at the Reds' team sheet, you have to think that they can knock over any team. Then you look at their results and see a team in disarray. The Rebels have been more composed and structured and should win by about 12 points.

Teams:

Reds: 15 James O'Connor, 14 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 13 Karmichael Hunt, 12 Samu Kerevi, 11 Lachie Turner, 10 Jake McIntyre, 9 Will Genia, 8 Jake Schatz, 7 Liam Gill, 6 Adam Thomson, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Greg Holmes, 2 James Hanson, 1 James Slipper (captain).
Replacements: 16 Andrew Ready, 17 Pettowa Paraka, 18 Sam Talakai, 19 Ed O'Donoghue, 20 Lolo Fakaosilea, 21 Nick Frisby/Scott Gale, 22 Sam Greene, 23 Ben Tapuai.

Rebels: 15 Mike Harris, 14 Dom Shipperley, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Mitch Inman, 11 Sefanaia Naivalu, 10 Jack Debreczeni, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7 Jordy Reid, 6 Sean McMahon, 5 Lopeti Timani, 4 Luke Jones, 3 Paul Alo-Emile, 2 Pat Leafa, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements: 16 Tom Sexton, 17 Cruze Ah-Nau, 18 Laurie Weeks, 19 Cadeyrn Neville, 20 Colby Fainga’a, 21 Luke Burgess, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Tom English.

Referee: Andrew Lees
Assistant referee: James Leckie, Michael Hogan
TMO: Ian Smith

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@King365ed
@rugby365com


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Blues edge blunder-Bulls

Fri, 15 May 2015 09:31

REPORT: The Blues eased the troubles of under-fire coach John Kirwan with a 23-18 win over the Bulls in a scrappy match on Friday.

The Blues eased the troubles of under-fire coach John Kirwan with a 23-18 win over the Bulls in a scrappy match in a wet Auckland on Friday.

It is only their third win of the season and while they remain third from bottom, the Blues have at least put some space between themselves and the two Australian sides below them - the Western Force and Reds.

They also will not care that on occasion they may have been allowed a bit too much leeway by New Zealand referee Mike Fraser.

For them it was about eeking out a win, whatever it took and the men from Auckland deserve credit for the heart and tenacity they showed.

The Bulls can take some consolation from the game - the losing bonus point putting them back at the top of the South African conference.

Other than that, there wasn't much too enthuse about from the Pretoria-based franchise.

The Bulls dominated territory and possession, but could not convert it into points against the unfancied Blues - denting their chances of making the play-offs.

Two tries to centre Jan Serfontein were not enough in a tight match - where the lead changed five times, but the bulk of chances fell to the South Africans.

"We made too many mistakes," captain Pierre Spies said, adding that the Bulls were determined to bounce back on a tough road trip featuring the Chiefs, Brumbies and Rebels.

For the Blues, whose finals hopes are long gone, the win salvaged some pride amid a dismal season and retained their unbeaten record at Eden Park this year.

"We've had our backs against the wall for most of the year and to see the boys come out with a performance like this shows we've got a real strong backbone," Keven Mealamu said.

The Bulls exerted immense pressure from the outset through their line-out drive, creating two clear chances in the first five minutes.

The first was disallowed when they were held up over the tryline and the second was ruled out due to obstruction in the lead up.

The home side were lucky to be level pegging at 3-all, before Lolagi Visinia sent them ahead with a spectacular individual try.

The Blues fullback picked up a clearing kick from Handré Pollard near the half-way line and raced past four defenders to score between the posts.

The Bulls hit back through Serfontein, after Pollard found a gap and offloaded to the centre as he stormed towards the line at full pace.

Yet the Pretoria-based side went into the break down 13-16, despite enjoying 72 percent of territory and 58 percent of possession in the first 40 minutes.

They were less wasteful after the re-start, breaking down the left wing at lighting speed as the ball passed through six pairs of hands for Serfontein to get his second try.

But they were forced into desperate defending as the Blues regrouped, eventually conceding when George Moala powered over.

Down 18-23 in the final minutes, the Bulls worked the ball into a good attacking position but threw away their momentum, and the game, through a questionable penalty.

Man of the match: Jesse Kriel had his good moments, but simply too many shockers. Jan Serfontein was all brute force in midfield and Handré Pollard was more good than bad. Pierre Spies, Arno Botha and Pieter Labuschagne were very productive. The Bulls best players was also the oldest, lock Victor Matfield - who made the most tackles and also dominated the line-outs. Lolagi Visinia showed just how dangerous he can be with ball in hand, while Ihaia West produced another mature performance. Steven Luatua was a valuable asset before he left the field injured in the second half, while James Parson was also very busy. Another productive forward was one of the youngsters, flank Akira Ioane. However, our award goes to Blues centre George Moala, who showed up the Bulls' defence and scored the match-winning try.

The scorers:

For the Blues:
Tries:
Visinia, Moala
Cons: West 2
Pens: West 3

For the Bulls:
Tries:
Serfontein 2
Con: Pollard
Pens: Pollard 2

Teams:

Blues:
15 Lolagi Visinia, 14 Ben Lam, 13 Francis Saili, 12 George Moala, 11 Melani Nanai, 10 Ihaia West, 9 Jamison Gibson-Park, 8 Steven Luatua (captain), 7 Brendon O'Connor, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Culum Retallick, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 James Parsons, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Ofa Tu'ungafasi, 18 Sam Prattley, 19 Will Lloyd, 20 Blake Gibson, 21 Jimmy Cowan, 22 Simon Hickey, 23 Matt Vaega.

Bulls: 15 Jesse Kriel, 14 Francois Hougaard, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Arno Botha, 6 Pieter Labuschagne, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Flip van de Merwe, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Dean Greyling, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Jacques du Plessis, 20 Deon Stegmann, 21 Burger Odendaal, 22 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 23 Travis Ismaiel.

Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant referees: Nick Briant, Aki Aso
TMO: Glenn Newman

Lolagi Visinia (18min) and George Moala (68min)
TRIES
Jan Serfontein (32min) and Jan Serfontein (53min)
Ihaia West (19min) and Ihaia West (69min)
CONVERSIONS
Handre Pollard (33min)
Ihaia West (10min), Ihaia West (36min), and Ihaia West (39min)
PENALTIES
Handre Pollard (8min) and Handre Pollard (17min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
 
 
VENUE Auckland
REFEREE Mike Fraser (New Zealand)