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2001

Games Played Games Won Games Lost Games Drawn Bye Games Bonus Points Total Points Table Position
11 4 7 0 0 5 21 11th
Finals
  • Round
    Date
    Match
    Result
  • Semi
    Sat 19 May
    Sharks v Cheetahs
    30 - 12
    12:00 a.m. ABSA Stadium
  • Semi
    Sat 19 May
    Brumbies v Reds
    30 - 6
    12:00 a.m. Bruce Stadium
  • Final
    Sat 26 May
    Brumbies v Sharks
    36 - 6
    12:00 a.m. Bruce Stadium
Draw and Results
  • Round
    Date
    Match
    Result
  • 1
    Fri 23 Feb
    Highlanders v Blues
    L 23 - 8
    7:30 p.m. Carisbrook

    Highlanders
    23 (Samiu Vahafolau 2, Romi Ropati tries; Tony Brown con, 2 pen)

    Blues
    8 (Doug Howlett try; Carlos Spencer pen)

  • 2
    Fri 2 Mar
    Blues v Crusaders
    W 17 - 12
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    17 (Malili Muliaina, Matua Parkinson tries; Carlos Spencer 2 con, pen)

    Crusaders
    12 (Ben Blair 3 pen, Aaron Mauger pen)

  • 3
    Sun 11 Mar
    Blues v Reds
    W 39 - 35
    7:30 p.m. North Harbour Stadium

    Blues
    39 (Malili Muliaina 2, Ron Cribb 2, Craig Innes, Orene Ai'i tries; Carlos Spencer con, pen, Ai'i con)

    Reds
    35 (Chris Latham 2, Ben Tune, Nathan Williams tries; Elton Flatley 3 con, 3 pen)

  • 4
    Fri 16 Mar
    Chiefs v Blues
    L 34 - 16
    7:30 p.m. Rotorua

    Chiefs
    34 (Keith Lowen 3, Deon Muir tries; Glen Jackson 4 con, 2 pen)

    Blues
    16 (Mark Robinson try; Carlos Spencer con, 3 pen)

  • 6
    Sat 31 Mar
    Waratahs v Blues
    L 35 - 19
    7:30 p.m. Sydney Football Stadium

    Waratahs
    35 (Nathan Grey, Brendan Jackson tries; Matthew Burke 2 con, 7 pen)

    Blues
    19 (Joeli Vidiri, Doug Howlett, Mark Robinson tries; Carlos Spencer 2 con)

  • 7
    Sat 7 Apr
    Blues v Sharks
    L 27 - 41
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    27 (Doug Howlett, Joeli Vidiri, Ron Cribb, Mark Robinson tries; Carlos Spencer con, Orene Ai'i pen)

  • 8
    Fri 13 Apr
    Blues v Lions
    L 23 - 26
    7:30 p.m. Okara Park

    Blues
    26 (Wylie Human, Eugene Meyer tries; Louis Koen 2 con, 4 pen)

    Lions
    23 (Justin Wilson, James Arlidge tries; Arlidge 2 con, 3 pen)

  • 9
    Sat 21 Apr
    Stormers v Blues
    W 12 - 26
    7:30 p.m. Newlands Stadium

    Stormers
    12 (Braam van Straaten 4 pen)

    Blues
    26 (Doug Howlett, Joeli Vidiri tries; James Arlidge 2 con, 4 pen)

  • 10
    Sat 28 Apr
    Bulls v Blues
    L 28 - 25
    7:30 p.m. Loftus Versfeld

    Bulls
    28 (JP Nel, Adrian Jacobs, Boeta Wessels tries; Casper Steyn 2 con, 3 pen)

    Blues
    25 (Xavier Rush try; James Arlidge con, 6 pen)

  • 11
    Sat 5 May
    Blues v Brumbies
    L 7 - 35
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    7 (Craig Dowd try; James Arlidge con)

    Brumbies
    35 (Andrew Walker, David Griffin, Owen Finegan, Stephen Larkham tries; Stirling Mortlock 2 con, 3 pen, Joe Roff con)

  • 12
    Fri 11 May
    Blues v Hurricanes
    W 36 - 17
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    36 (Doug Howlett 2, Hayden Taylor, Ron Cribb tries; James Arlidge con, 4 pen, Robin Brooke con)

    Hurricanes
    17 (Filo Tiatia try; David Holwell 3 pen, Daryl Lilley pen)

Coaching Staff

Frank Oliver, John Kirwan, Mark Graham

Manager

Sean Fitzpatrick

Captain

Robin Brooke

The Blues threaten to build momentum with consecutive home wins early in the season, but the wheels fall off as they succumb to their worst ever finish.

XAVIER RUSH - 2001 Player of the Year

Oliver steps in at 11th hour

With former coach Gordon Hunter battling the cancer which ultimately claimed his life, assistant coach Frank Oliver had to step into the breach at the last moment and only found out he would be the head coach on the day the team assembled. This immediately caused the side difficulties as it was not the side that Oliver and Hunter had discussed and not one he intending on selecting.

Blues show promise before succumbing to worst ever finish

The Blues threatened to build some momentum after consecutive home wins to the Crusaders (17-12) and the Reds (39-35), but their campaign ground to a shuddering halt when the Chiefs thrashed them 34-16.

The 18 point defeat was the third heaviest in the Blues’ history at the time, although an even greater one was still to come when the Brumbies thumped them 35-7. That defeat was the Blues sixth’ loss in their last seven outings, and despite winning four matches, the same as their effort in 1999, the Blues finished two standings lower on the table – 11th. This represents the worst ever finish by the Blues in the Super Rugby competition.

Muliaina catches the eye

Scoring a match-winning try in a Super 12 game would be a significant moment in the career of any promising young player. So when 20-year-old Malili (Mils) Muliaina achieved the feat twice in the space of a week in his first two starts for the province in the competition it was unbelievable, and showcased the talent the Blues had in their ranks. A product of Kelston Boys’ High School and a New Zealand Schools and Under-19 representative, Muliaina was called up to the Blues as a winger in 2001 and went on to cement his place as a centre during the franchise’s run to the title in 2003. He then played at fullback after enjoying success from the latter position for the All Blacks, for whom he was first capped in 2003. He moved to play for the Chiefs in 2006.

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