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Saturday 2nd May 05:30 GMT


The Blues against the Force will set few pulses racing, even among the most fervent of their own supporters. Both sides have had miserable seasons, and have managed just a solitary victory each during the 2015 Super Rugby season. Force are currently rock bottom of the table, with the Blues the team that are immediately above them.

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 The Blues might point to the imbalance of their fixture list as a reason for their poor showing. They have played only three home games out of ten fixtures thus far, and only one of those was at their usual home of Eden park. Two games played at Albany as home matches were both lost, while the solitary game at Eden Park has produced their only win of the campaign, when they overcame the Brumbies 16-14.

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The Force have lost nine successive matches, since their opening day victory in Sydney, when they shocked the reigning Champions the Waratahs. The two games that they have played against New Zealand opposition this season have both resulted in defeat, 28-35 last weekend in Hamilton against the Chiefs, and 13-42 at home when they faced the Hurricanes. The Force have only ever beaten the Blues on one occasion, and that came in Auckland, when they triumphed by 27-17 in 2008.

Posted: 7th July 2012


Saturday, the 7th of July, Super Rugby continues with the Blues and the Force facing off in Auckland at 19:35 local time. The Blues are in the second to last spot on the Super Rugby standings right now with 23 points. They have won two games, and lost twelve so far this season, and part of their total score was seven bonus points. The only team that is lower than them on the standings are the Lions who also have two wins and twelve losses, but only have four bonus points, so they have only earned a total of twenty so far.

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As for Western Force, they come in at thirteenth, right above the Blues. They have won three games of fourteen, which leaves them with eleven losses, and with five bonus points, they get 29 points to secure their spot.

Tags: Blues, Super Rugby, Eden park, Force
Posted: 2nd May 2015

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