The Crusaders bounced back with a 29-15 triumph over the Blues as they led from start to finish in Christchurch.
Blues boss Sir John Kirwan has made four changes to his starting XV for Friday's clash with the Brumbies at Eden Park in Auckland.
Irish province Munster have confirmed the signing of New Zealand and Blues centre Francis Saili on a two-year contract.
The Chiefs needed a late try to scrape to a 23-16 win over a tenacious Blues team at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Saturday.
The Blues face another daunting task when they take on their Super Rugby neighbours the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.
Former All Black Sevens player Pita Ahki will make his season debut for the Blues in their Super Rugby clash against the Chiefs.
Ulster have completed the signing of versatile All Black and Blues back Charles Piutau for after the World Cup, according to reports....
All Blacks back-row Jerome Kaino has committed himself for the next three years to New Zealand Rugby, the Blues and Auckland.
John Kirwan admits the Blues' season is on the line next weekend when they take on the Chiefs after a sixth straight defeat on Saturday....
A late try from replacement Peter Betham wrapped up a scrappy 23-11 victory for the Waratahs over the Blues in Sydney.
John Kirwan admits the pressure is on as the Blues look to end their losing streak against the Waratahs this weekend.
The Waratahs could close the gap on the Brumbies in the Australian conference with a bonus-point win over the Blues on Saturday.
Pivot Daniel Bowden will make his first appearance for the Blues when they take on the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday.
Blues captain Jerome Kaino knows his side will have to front up to the physical challenge posed by the Waratahs this weekend.
The Hurricanes continued their remarkable start to the Super Rugby season as they beat the Blues 30-23 in a ding-dong battle.
The Blues suffered a blow when their captain Jerome Kaino was ruled out of Friday's clash with the Hurricanes due to concussion.
All Blacks back Rene Ranger has secured an early release from Montpellier and will play for the Blues in Super Rugby next season.