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2000

Games Played Games Won Games Lost Games Drawn Bye Games Bonus Points Total Points Table Position
11 6 5 0 0 6 30 6th
Finals
  • Round
    Date
    Match
    Result
  • Semi
    Sat 20 May
    Brumbies v Cheetahs
    28 - 5
    12:00 a.m. Bruce Stadium
  • Semi
    Sat 20 May
    Crusaders v Highlanders
    37 - 15
    12:00 a.m. Jade Stadium
  • Final
    Sat 27 May
    Brumbies v Crusaders
    19 - 20
    12:00 a.m. Bruce Stadium
Draw and Results
  • Round
    Date
    Match
    Result
  • 1
    Fri 25 Feb
    Brumbies v Blues
    W 15 - 18
    7:30 p.m. Bruce Stadium

    Brumbies
    15 (Andrew Walker 2 tries; Stirling Mortlock con, pen)

    Blues
    18 (Charles Reichelmann, Finau Maka tries; Adrian Cashmore con, 2 pen)

  • 2
    Sun 5 Mar
    Blues v Chiefs
    L 25 - 32
    7:30 p.m. North Harbour Stadium

    Blues
    25 (Hayden Taylor 2 tries, Doug Howlett, Walter Little tries; Taylor con, Orene Ai'i dropped goal)

  • 3
    Fri 10 Mar
    Crusaders v Blues
    L 32 - 20
    7:30 p.m. Jade Stadium

    Crusaders
    32 (Scott Robertson, Leon MacDonald, Caleb Ralph tries; Andrew Mehrtens con, 3 pen, 2 dropped goals)

    Blues
    20 (Troy Flavell 2, Mark Robinson tries; Hayden Taylor con, pen)

  • 5
    Fri 24 Mar
    Blues v Waratahs
    W 31 - 17
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    31 (Troy Flavell 2, Joeli Vidiri, Craig Dowd tries; Hayden Taylor con, 2 pen, Orene Ai'I dropped goal)

    Waratahs
    17 (Sam Payne, Matt Dowling tries; Matthew Burke 2 con, pen)

  • 6
    Fri 31 Mar
    Hurricanes v Blues
    W 14 - 25
    7:30 p.m. Westpac Stadium

    Hurricanes
    14 (Paul Tito try; David Holwell 3 pen)

    Blues
    25 (Adrian Cashmore, Iliesa Tanivula, Orene Ai'i tries; Cashmore 2 con, 2 pen)

  • 7
    Sat 8 Apr
    Blues v Stormers
    L 18 - 39
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    18 (Andrew Blowers, Craig Dowd tries; Adrian Cashmore con, 2 pen)

    Stormers
    39 (Pieter Rossouw 2, Breyton Paulse 2, Robbie Fleck tries; Braam van Straaten 4 con, pen, Dan van Zyl dropped goal)

  • 8
    Fri 14 Apr
    Blues v Highlanders
    W 26 - 16
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    26 (Craig Dowd, Doug Howlett, Carlos Spencer tries; Orene Ai'i con, dropped goal, Spencer 2 con)

    Highlanders
    16 (Romi Ropati try; Tony Brown con, 3 pen)

  • 9
    Sat 22 Apr
    Blues v Bulls
    W 54 - 11
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    54 (Joeli Vidiri 4, Mark Robinson 2, Xavier Rush, Carlos Spencer tries; Adrian Cashmore 7 con)

    Bulls
    11 (Schutte Bekker try; Jannie de Beer 2 pen)

  • 10
    Sun 30 Apr
    Sharks v Blues
    W 19 - 30
    7:30 p.m. ABSA Stadium

    Sharks
    19 (Chad Alcock try; Gaffie du Toit con, 4 pen)

    Blues
    30 (Adrian Cashmore, Joeli Vidiri, Craig Dowd tries; Cashmore 3 con, 3 pen)

  • 11
    Fri 5 May
    Lions v Blues
    L 34 - 27
    7:30 p.m. Ellis Park

    Lions
    34 (Andre Venter, Chester Williams, Andre Vos tries tries; Louis Koen 2 con, 5 pen)

    Blues
    27 (Doug Howlett, Andrew Blowers tries; Adrian Cashmore con, 5 pen)

  • 12
    Sat 13 May
    Reds v Blues
    L 33 - 26
    7:30 p.m. Ballymore Stadium

    Reds
    33 (Daniel Herbert 2, John Eales, Elton Flatley tries; Flatley 2 con, 3 pen)

    Blues
    26 (Adrian Cashmore, Iliesa Tanivula, Justin Collins tries; Cashmore con, 3 pen)

Coaching Staff

Gordon Hunter, Frank Oliver

Manager

John Kirwan

Captain

Robin Brooke

A disappointing home record denies the Blues a place in the semi-finals as they finish just two points outside the top four.

ROBIN BROOKE - 2000 Player of the Year

Identifiers dropped from NZ Franchises

The regional identifiers were dropped from all New Zealand franchises in 2000 leaving the teams identified as the Blues, Hurricanes, Chiefs, Crusaders and Highlanders.

Hunter and Oliver take over

With Gordon Hunter and Frank Oliver taking the reigns in 2000, the Blues proved more than capable. They claimed the scalp of finalists the Brumbies 18-15 in the opening round of the season and also maintained their unbeaten run over the Hurricanes, grinding out a 25-14 win in the capital.

But in a competition that was so close, the Blues could ill afford the home losses to the Chiefs (25-32) and the Stormers (18-39) that left a task that proved to be beyond them on the road. Three consecutive wins over the Highlanders, Bulls and Sharks gave Blues fans hope, but losses to the Cats and Reds in the final weeks dashed any chances the Blues had of making the semi-finals as they finished sixth, just two points outside the top four.

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