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Blues hand Cheetahs Super 14 thrashing

Staff Reporter

The Auckland Blues remain in touch with the Super 14 competition leaders after thrashing the bottom-placed Central Cheetahs 46-12 on Friday.

Sharks nail first bonus point of season

Staff Reporter

The Sharks picked up their first bonus point of the season with a magnificent 35-31 win over the Blues in Auckland on Saturday morning.

Nucifora to be new ARU high performance manager

Staff Reporter

Departing Auckland Blues coach David Nucifora will take up the position of the Australian rugby Union's (ARU) high performance manager in June, ARU chief executive John O'Neill told reporters in Sydney on Wednesday. The former Wallabies hooker will replace Pat Howard, who returned to Australia last year after a successful stint with English club side Leicester Tigers.

Sanzar mulls six-team play-off

Staff Reporter

The expansion of the Super 14 rugby finals to a six-team play-off next year is all but a certainty after this season's logjam saw two form teams miss the cut. Sanzar officials have been considering revamping the finals, with the most obvious first step being to increase the number of teams involved following repeated complaints that a four-team final is far too restrictive.