Weepu feels to blame for Blues loss to Hurricanes

All Black Rugby World Cup star and Blues pivot Piri Weepu says he feels he let the Blues down and blames himself for the loss to the Hurricanes at Eden Park.

Weepu feels particularly bad about a late kick that gave up possession during and earlier missing a tackle on Cory Jane.

“It’s tough. Personally I felt I’ve let the team down,” he told Stuff.

Former Hurricanes half back Weepu left the Wellington Super Rugby franchise last year with his Blues team-mate Ma’a Nonu and ironically the Blues appear to be playing similar to how the Hurricanes were last year.

The Hurricanes failed to play to the level that their talent promised last year and although the Blues have often been blamed for this too their 2012 Super Rugby season has been alarmingly disappointing with only one victory in five rounds even though team has no shortage of talent.

While Weepu can only be expected to take a very small portion of the blame for the stuttering Blues season and is feeling down he still took time to praise the Hurricanes for their tenacity.

“We didn’t play to the final whistle and those guys did and you can’t take anything away from them,” Weepu said.

“People had written them off and they may not have showed a lot of promise in pre-seasons, but the competition’s different.”

“I take my hat off to them.”

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