referring to 54mins: Turnover Force – Blues their own worst enemy again – but the Force cough the ball up on counter-attack when they had a break-out chance, Scrum Blues 23m out.
44mins: Teams playing a bit of good old force back, resulting in a Blues lineout on halfway which they fluff.
64mins: TRY BLUES – Reiko Ioane – Just fantastic from the Blues.
Defensive scrum Force.
35mins: TRY BLUES – Akira Ioane – Wow he has made a huge impact in the 10 minutes he has been on.
as informed in Brothers Akira and Rieko Ioane came off the bench to telling effect as the Blues quelled a bold challenge from Super Rugby battlers the Force 24-15 in Auckland.
The Blues will be concerned by a knee injury which forced flanker Jimmy Tupou off midway through the first half.
A game-breaking try came via 20-year-old Rieko Ioane, who responded to his benching at Eden Park by creating and finishing a sparkling try in the 65th minute.
The Blues continued their pattern of 2017, having beaten three offshore opponents with relative ease but having lost all three of their matches against Kiwi teams.
Fullback Michael Collins scored their fourth try, also generated from deep, but opposite Dane Haylett-Petty crossed with two minutes on the clock to deny the hosts a bonus point.
Recap: Blues v Force – Super Rugby round six
as informed in Recap: Blues v Force – Super Rugby round sixControversy of Super Rugby cuts left on the sideline as the under-threat Western Force run out onto Eden Park to face the Blues.
Dave Rowland/ Getty Images Blues star forward Jerome Kaino.
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