Blues 24

31 Reds

Missed tackles cost Blues dearly

Pre-game strategies told the Blues they could not afford to miss their first-up tackles against the Reds, but they did and paid the price when beaten 31-24 at Albany on Saturday night.
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Reds punish Blues in Albany

Talented Reds five-eighths Quade Cooper and Berrick Barnes gave a demonstration of their outstanding potential to cause trouble when the mood is with them when cutting loose to mastermind a win over the Blues 31-24 at North Harbour Stadium in Albany on Saturday.
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Mealamu sees danger in wounded Reds

Skipper Keven Mealamu has ruled out any suggestions that the Blues are taking it lightly against Rebel Sport Super 14 strugglers the Queensland Reds.
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Lowrey relishing his chances

As one of the comers on the national rugby scene, Blues loose forward Chris Lowrey has made a big impact but he's still mindful of the fact that plenty of crucial work lies ahead of his side in the rundown to the Rebel Sport Super 14 playoffs.
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Week 11 Preview: Blues v Reds

The only thing that one can see tripping the Blues up this week is complacency, as Pat Lam's men have suddenly begun to look like a Rebel Sport Super 14 contender rather than a win-one, lose-one mid-table threat and the Reds are on a slide into the table's nether regions.
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Rene Ranger stood down from Blues match

Blues player Rene Ranger has been stood down by the Blues and the New Zealand Rugby Union for this weekend's Rebel Sport Super 14 match against the Reds as part of a misconduct investigation into an incident he was involved in.
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