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Sat 29 May 2021 | 09:00

RECAP: Blues v Brumbies

RECAP: Blues v Brumbies
Sat 29 May 2021 | 09:00
RECAP: Blues v Brumbies
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READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman Round Three match between the Blues and Brumbies in Auckland.

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The Blues have won seven of their last nine Super Rugby games on home turf against the Brumbies, including their last two on the bounce; four of their last five such encounters have been decided by a margin of seven points or fewer on the day.

The Brumbies have lost their opening two games of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman; only once in Super Rugby history, they have opened a single campaign with more than two straight defeats (lost three in 1999).

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Teams:

Blues: 15 Zarn Sullivan, 14 Bryce Heem, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 TJ Faiane, 11 AJ Lam, 10 Otere Black, 9 Finlay Christie; 8 Hoskins Sotutu, 7 Dalton Papalii, 6 Tom Robinson (captain), 5 Josh Goodhue, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Marcel Renata, 2 Kurt Eklund, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe.
Replacements: 16 Soane Vikena, 17 Alex Hodgman, 18 Nepo Laulala, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Akira Ioane, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 Harry Plummer, 23 Mark Telea.

Brumbies: 15 Tom Banks, 14 Solomone Kata, 13 Len Ikitau, 12 Irae Simone, 11 Tom Wright, 10 Noah Lolesio, 9 Nic White, 8 Henry Stowers, 7 Tom Cusack, 6 Rob Valetini, 5 Nick Frost, 4 Darcy Swain, 3 Allan Alaalatoa (captain), 2 Connal McInerney, 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Folau Fainga’a, 17 Harry Lloyd, 18 Sefo Kautai, 19 Tom Hooper, 20 Luke Reimer, 21 Ryan Lonergan, 22 Bayley Kuenzle, 23 Mack Hansen

Referee: Damon Murphy
Assistant referees: Ben O’Keeffe & Lauren Jenner
TMO: Glenn Newman

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