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1999

Games Played Games Won Games Lost Games Drawn Bye Games Bonus Points Total Points Table Position
11 4 6 1 0 5 23 9th
Finals
  • Round
    Date
    Match
    Result
  • Semi
    Sat 22 May
    Reds v Crusaders
    22 - 28
    12:00 a.m. Canberra Stadium
  • Semi
    Sun 23 May
    Stormers v Highlanders
    18 - 33
    12:00 a.m. Newlands Stadium
  • Final
    Sun 30 May
    Highlanders v Crusaders
    19 - 24
    12:00 a.m. Carisbrook
Draw and Results
  • Round
    Date
    Match
    Result
  • 1
    Sat 27 Feb
    Highlanders v Blues
    L 19 - 13
    7:30 p.m. Carisbrook

    Highlanders
    19 (Byron Kelleher try; Tony Brown con, 4 pen)

    Blues
    13 ( Carlos Spencer try; Adrian Cashmpre con, 2 pen)

  • 2
    Fri 5 Mar
    Blues v Crusaders
    L 16 - 22
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    16 ( Joeli Vidiri 2 tries; Carlos Spencer 2 pen)

    Crusaders
    22 (Justin Marshall try; Andrew Mehrtens con, 5 pen)

  • 4
    Sat 20 Mar
    Blues v Reds
    D 12 - 12
    7:30 p.m. North Harbour

    Blues
    12 (Adrian Cashmore 4 pen)

    Reds
    12 (Nathan Spooner 4 pen)

  • 5
    Fri 26 Mar
    Chiefs v Blues
    W 18 - 29
    7:30 p.m. Waikato Stadium

    Chiefs
    18 (Walter Little, Dylan Mika tries; Matthew Cooper con, 2 pen)

    Blues
    29 (Rua Tipoki, Xavier Rush tries; Adrian Cashmore 2 con, 4 pen)

  • 6
    Sat 3 Apr
    Waratahs v Blues
    W 20 - 21
    7:30 p.m. Sydney Football Stadium

    Waratahs
    20 (Christian Warner try; Matt Downling 4 pen, Duncan McRae pen)

    Blues
    21 (Craig Innes, Joeli Vidiri tries; Adrian Cashmore con, 3 pen)

  • 7
    Sat 10 Apr
    Blues v Hurricanes
    W 23 - 7
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    23 (Doug Howlett try; Adrian Cashmore 6 pen)

    Hurricanes
    7 (Mal Arnold try; Arnold con)

  • 8
    Sat 17 Apr
    Blues v Lions
    W 24 - 11
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    24 (Paul Thomson, Slade McFarland tries; Adrian Cashmore con, 4 pen)

    Lions
    11 (Japie Mulder try; Pieter O'Neill 2 pen)

  • 9
    Sat 24 Apr
    Blues v Sharks
    L 6 - 12
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    12 (Adrian Cashmore 2 pen)

    Sharks
    6 (Henry Honiball 4 pen)

  • 10
    Sat 1 May
    Stormers v Blues
    L 37 - 23
    7:30 p.m. Newlands Stadium

    Stormers
    37 (Breyton Paulse, Robbie Fleck, Braam van Straaten, Selborne Boome tries; van Straaten 4 con, 3 pen)

    Blues
    23 (Joeli Vidiri, Mark Robinson tries; Adrian Cashmore 2 con, 3 pen)

  • 11
    Sat 8 May
    Bulls v Blues
    L 21 - 19
    7:30 p.m. Witbank

    Bulls
    21 (Jacques Olivier try, penalty try; Casper Steyn con, 3 pen)

    Blues
    19 (Marc Ellis try; Adrian Cashmore con, 4 pen)

  • 12
    Fri 14 May
    Blues v Brumbies
    L 16 - 22
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    16 (Carlos Spencer, Slade McFarland tries; Adrian Cashmore 2 pen)

    Brumbies
    22 (Joe Roff, Iliesa Tanivula, Rod Kafer, Jeremy Paul tries; Roff con)

Coaching Staff

Jed Rowlands, Mac McCallion

Manager

Derek Samson

Captain

Robin Brooke

Super coach Graham Henry departs for Wales which coincides with a five year slump for the Blues. Jed Rowlands steps in but has little success as Blues finish ninth.

CARLOS SPENCER - 1999 Player of the Year

Super coach Henry departs for Wales

At the end of the 1998 season Auckland and the Blues lost the coaching expertise of Henry and for the Blues, that coincided with a five-year slump, which was not arrested until 2003, by which time Henry had returned from his Welsh coaching stint and had rejoined the Blues coaching staff headed by Peter Sloane.

Rowlands steps into the fray

Freshman Blues coach Jed Rowlands, who had been promoted out of the blue after Graham Henry’s rapid flight to Wales, took over the reigns as head coach but only lasted one season. Rowlands had guided Taranaki to the NPC semi-finals the year before in just his second season with the province but had very little experience in coaching top flight teams.

Ominous signs for the Blues

The opening night of the competition highlighted what was to transpire for the Blues that year. After holding the heavily touted Highlanders to 3-all at halftime, the Blues had what replays suggested was a legitimate try disallowed in the second half, and also lost experienced centre Eroni Clarke to injury for the season during a 19-13 defeat.

Despite the setback, and a 22-16 loss to the Crusaders the following week, the Blues then scrambled to a 12-all draw with the Queensland Reds in the competition’s first ever try-less match, before winning four in a row to give the appearance of a campaign on track.

The wheels fall off

But unfortunately it wasn’t. After losing 12-6 at home to the Sharks, the competition’s second try-less match, things unraveled for the Blues while they were away in South Africa. They were well beaten by the Stormers 27-23 and then lost 21-19 to the Bulls. After capitulating in the second half to the Brumbies in the final match of the season, Rowlands was told he would be surplus to requirements the following year.

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