Blues end losing streak with 23-8 victory over Chiefs

Ma'a Nonu was part of the winning Blues' side
Ma'a Nonu was part of the winning Blues' side

Blues 23-8 Chiefs, Eden Park

Blues managed to return back to winning ways as they completed a 23-8 win over Chiefs in their Super Rugby clash at Eden Park on Saturday.

This is Blues' fifth win from 12 games as they moved to the fourth position in the table while Chiefs are at the bottom of the group.

Chiefs suffered a setback with Mitchell Brown leaving the field early in the 5th minute but despite the setback, Mitch Karpik dotted down following an offload from Reiko Ioane in the 17th minute.

The response from the Blues came in the 32nd minute when Harry Plummer crashed over the line to help them level the scores but once again Chiefs seized the lead back with a penalty goal from Marty McKenzie.

As the half-time was approaching, Melani Nanai Vai scored a vital try for the hosts as they had a slender 10-8 lead at the end of the first half.

Blues dominated the possession in the second half and soon they extended their lead to 13-8 with a penalty goal from Plummer. As the Chiefs struggled to find a breakthrough, further tries from Ofa Tu'ungafasi (60') and Gerard Cowley-Tuioti (80') ensured Blues completed a 23-8 win.

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