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2002

Games Played Games Won Games Lost Games Drawn Bye Games Bonus Points Total Points Table Position
11 6 5 0 0 5 29 6th
Finals
  • Round
    Date
    Match
    Result
  • Semi
    Sat 18 May
    Crusaders v Highlanders
    34 - 23
    12:00 a.m. Jade Stadium
  • Semi
    Sat 18 May
    Waratahs v Brumbies
    10 - 51
    12:00 a.m. Sydney Football Stadium
  • Final
    Sat 25 May
    Crusaders v Brumbies
    31 - 13
    12:00 a.m. Jade Stadium
Draw and Results
  • Round
    Date
    Match
    Result
  • 1
    Fri 22 Feb
    Hurricanes v Blues
    W 7 - 60
    7:30 p.m. Westpac Stadium

    Hurricanes
    7 (Jason Spice try; Daryl Lilley con)

    Blues
    60 (Doug Howlett 4, Rupeni Caucaunibuca 2, Mark Mayerhofler, Troy Flavell tries; Carlos Spencer 6 con, 2 pen, James Arlidge con)

  • 2
    Sat 2 Mar
    Reds v Blues
    L 34 - 23
    7:30 p.m. Ballymore Stadium

    Reds
    34 (Toutai Kefu, John Roe, Daniel Herbert, Steve Kefu tries; Elton Flatley 4 con, 2 pen)

    Blues
    23 (Slade McFarland, Xavier Rush tries; Carlos Spencer 2 con, 3 pen)

  • 3
    Sat 9 Mar
    Crusaders v Blues
    L 30 - 11
    7:30 p.m. Jade Stadium

    Crusaders
    30 (Aaron Mauger, Brad Mika tries; Andrew Mehrtens con, 6 pen)

    Blues
    11 (Glenn Taylor try; Carlos Spencer 2 pen)

  • 5
    Sat 23 Mar
    Blues v Chiefs
    W 37 - 30
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    37 (Doug Howlett 2, Rico Gear, Mark Robinson tries; James Arlidge con, 5 pen)

    Chiefs
    30 (Keven Mealamu, Roger Randle, Bruce Reihana, Keith Lowen tries; David Hill con, 2 pen, Glen Jackson con)

  • 6
    Thu 28 Mar
    Blues v Waratahs
    W 22 - 20
    7:30 p.m. North Harbour Stadium

    Blues
    22 (Doug Howlett, Kees Meeuws, Rico Gear tries; James Arlidge 2 con, pen)

    Waratahs
    20 (Duncan McRae, Scott Staniforth tries; Matthew Burke 2 con, 2 pen)

  • 7
    Sat 6 Apr
    Sharks v Blues
    L 20 - 13
    7:30 p.m. ABSA Stadium

    Sharks
    20 (Brad Macleod-Henderson, Stefan Terblanche, Thinus Delport tries; Herkie Kruger con, pen)

    Blues
    13 (Doug Howlett try, James Arlidge con, 2 pen)

  • 8
    Fri 12 Apr
    Lions v Blues
    W 12 - 24
    7:30 p.m. Free State Stadium

    Lions
    12 (Andre Pretorius 4 pen)

    Blues
    24 (Vula Maimuri, Blair Urlich tries; Carlos Spencer con, 3 pen)

  • 9
    Fri 19 Apr
    Blues v Bulls
    W 65 - 24
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    65 (Malili Muliaina 4, Doug Howlett, Troy Flavell, Justin Collins, Xavier Rush, Rico Gear tries; Carlos Spencer 7 con, 2 pen)

    Bulls
    24 (Wylie Human 2, Adrian Jacobs, Norman Jordaan tries; Leon van den Heever 2 con)

  • 10
    Fri 26 Apr
    Blues v Stormers
    W 25 - 6
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    25 (Blair Urlich, Jason Shoemark, Carlos Spencer tries; Spencer 2 con, 2 pen)

    Stormers
    6 (Percy Montgomery 2 pen)

  • 11
    Fri 3 May
    Blues v Highlanders
    L 13 - 20
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    13 (Kees Meeuws try; Carlos Spencer con, 2 pen)

    Highlanders
    20 (Willie Walker try; Tony Brown 5 pen)

  • 12
    Fri 10 May
    Brumbies v Blues
    L 46 - 25
    7:30 p.m. Bruce Stadium

    Brumbies
    46 (Graeme Bond 2, Stephen Larkham, Stirling Mortlock, Andrew Walker tries; Walker 3 con, 3 pen)

    Blues
    25 (Samiu Vahafolau, Doug Howlett, Rico Gear tries; Carlos Spencer 2 con, 2 pen)

Coaching Staff

Peter Sloane, Grant Fox, Bruce Robertson

Manager

Sean Fitzpatrick

Captain

Glenn Taylor

Doug Howlett and Mils Muliaina set a try scoring record with both players bagging four tries on separate nights as the Blues improve on last season to finish sixth.

DOUG HOWLETT - 2002 Player of the Year

Sloane’s reign begins

Former Highlanders coach Peter Sloane took over the Blues for the 2002 season along with Grant Fox and Bruce Robertson. But ironically, in his new role, Sloane presided over the fist defeat suffered by an Auckland-based side to an Otago-based side for 26 years when the Highlanders won 20-13 in round 11. This was the first time the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy was at stake, honouring the man who had been such a special part of both teams.

Howlett gets Blues off to perfect start before season falters

The Blues opened the season in emphatic fashion, thrashing the Hurricanes 60-7, a night on which Doug Howlett became the first of two Blues players in the season to score four tries in one night. Malili Muliaina went on to emulate the feat two months later against the Bulls as the Blues tore apart their South African counterparts 65-24.

Another highlight of the season was their 22-20 victory over the Waratahs which put an end to the Sydney based franchise’s five match unbeaten streak. But three losses in the Blues’ final six games was a disappointing finish to the season as the Blues dropped to sixth on the ladder.

Sixth place finish fails to paint accurate picture of season

While the placing of sixth was a significant improvement on the previous year’s 11th, the Blues won only two more matches than they had in 2001. Also, because of the poor showing of the Cats and Bulls in particular dramatically increased the number of points required to qualify for a semi-final – from 32 the year before to 38 – the Blues still finished well short of that objective. Under Frank Oliver they had finished 11 points away from the top four. Peter Sloane’s team was nine points short of the number they required.

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