Blues beat Lions in Auckland

The Blues have won the last five matches between these two sides. The last time the Lions beat the Blues was in 2006.

Match details

We are waiting for the kick-off.


0.00: Gareth Anscombe gets proceedings under way as he kicks off for the Blues. The home side is penalised early on at the breakdown and Elton Jantjies kicks for touch.


2.00: The Blues have a put-in at the first scrum of the match, following a Lions knock-on inside the home sides’ 22.


4.00: The Blues are penalised for not rolling away. Jantjies will line up a shot at goal from 25m out.


5.00: Jantjies bangs over the kick from directly in front of the sticks, handing the Lions an early lead.


9.00: The Blues apply the pressure as they are camped inside the Lions’ 22. The Lions have a throw-in at a defensive lineout but the throw is not straight and the home side are happy to be awarded a scrum just 5m out.


11.00: The Blues string together phases as they edge closer to the line. Tony Woodcock concedes a penalty at the breakdown, however, and the Lions are able to get out of jail as Jantjies clears.


14.00: The Lions are pinged for going off their feet at the breakdown inside Blues territory. Anscombe kicks for touch to set up a Blues lineout on half way.


15.00: The Blues string together phases inside Lions territory and gain momentum as Ma’a Nonu makes inroads. Michael Hobbs sees as gap and darts through the Lions’ defensive line to score the opening try of the game.


17.00: Anscombe adds the extras with a successful conversion.


20.00: The Blues seem to be gaining confidence as they are once again able to make good ground and work their way inside the Lions’ 22. The Blues are able to drive over the line with a solid maul but the TMO rules that the video footage is inconclusive. The Blues prepare for a put-in at a scrum just 5m out.


22.00: The home team apply massive pressure off the back of a Lions scrum. They are able to steal the ball just one metre from the line as the Lions knock on. Once again the Blues will have a put-in at a scrum just 5m out.


23.00: The Blues string together phases as they are camped inside the visitors’ 22.


25.00: The Lions are penalised for offside. Anscombe will line up a kick at goal from 22m out.


26.00: Anscombe’s kick sails over, extending the home side’s lead.


28.00: The Blues gain momentum off the back of a defensive lineout. Benson Stanley makes a break and looks to offload to Hadleigh Parkes but the ball is intercepted by Ross Cronje. He runs 25m in Blues territory before being tackled into touch.


31.00: The Blues work their way up into Lions territory. They look to have gotten over the line but they are penalised for offside. The Lions relieve the pressure as the ball is punted into touch.


32.00: The Blues are penalised for hands in the ruck on half way. The Lions kick for touch to set up a lineout inside the home side’s 22.


34.00: The Lions are pinged at the breakdown. Anscombe will line up a kick at posts from 40m out.


35.00: Anscombe’s kick is away to the right.


37.00: The Blues are penalised at scrum time. Jaco Taute makes a break to get the Lions inside opposition territory but they are penalised at a maul and the Blues will have a put-in at a defensive scrum.


40.00: The Blues string together phases as the hooter sounds. David Raikuna dive

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