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2007

Games Played Games Won Games Lost Games Drawn Bye Games Bonus Points Total Points Table Position
13 9 4 0 0 6 42 4th
Finals
  • Round
    Date
    Match
    Result
  • Semi
    Sat 12 May
    Sharks v Blues
    34 - 18
    1:00 a.m. ABSA Stadium
  • Semi
    Mon 12 Feb
    Bulls v Crusaders
    27 - 12
    12:00 a.m. Loftus Versfeld
  • Final
    Sat 19 May
    Sharks v Bulls
    19 - 20
    12:00 a.m. ABSA Stadium
Draw and Results
  • Round
    Date
    Match
    Result
  • 1
    Fri 2 Feb
    Blues v Crusaders
    W 34 - 25
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park - 26,300 in attendance

    Blues
    34 (Isaia Toeava, Rudi Wulf, Doug Howlett tries; Isa Nacewa 2 con, 5 pen)

    Crusaders
    25 (Corey Flynn, Mose Tuiali'i, Hosea Gear tries; Stephen Brett 2 con, Brent Ward 2 pen)

  • 2
    Sat 10 Feb
    Brumbies v Blues
    W 15 - 17
    7:30 p.m. Canberra Stadium - 16,127 in attendance

    Brumbies
    15 (Julian Huxley 5 pen)

    Blues
    17 (Isa Nacewa, Saimone Taumoepeau tries; Nacewa 2 con, pen)

  • 3
    Sat 17 Feb
    Hurricanes v Blues
    L 23 - 22
    7:30 p.m. Westpac Stadium - 24,208 in attendance

    Hurricanes
    23 (Cory Jane, Serge Lilo tries; Jimmy Gopperth 2 con, 3 pen)

    Blues
    22 (Doug Howlett, Anthony Tuitavake, Greg Rawlinson tries; Isa Nacewa 2 con, pen)

  • 4
    Sat 24 Feb
    Blues v Reds
    W 38 - 13
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park - 30,000 in attendance

    Blues
    38 (Rudi Wulf 2, Isa Nacewa, Jerome Kaino tries; Nacewa pen, 2 con, Luke McAlister 3 pen, con)

    Reds
    13 (Charlie Fetoai try, Clinton Schifcofske 2 pen, con)

  • 5
    Fri 2 Mar
    Blues v Highlanders
    W 28 - 9
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park - 22,500 in attendance

    Blues
    28 (Isaia Toeava 2, Troy Flavell tries; Luke McAlister 2 con, 3 pen)

    Highlanders
    9 (Nick Evans pen)

  • 6
    Sat 10 Mar
    Blues v Lions
    W 41 - 14
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park - 22,000 in attendance

    Blues
    41 (Doug Howlett 2, David Holwell, Rudi Wulf, Ben Atiga, Daniel Braid tries; David Holwell 4 con, pen)

    Lions
    14 (Louis Ludik, Ethienne Reynecke tries; Andre Pretorius con, Earl Rose con)

  • 8
    Fri 23 Mar
    Blues v Waratahs
    W 34 - 6
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park - 27,500 in attendance

    Blues
    34 (Troy Flavell 2, Daniel Braid, Steve Devine tries; Luke McAlister 4 con, 2 pen)

    Waratahs
    6 (Peter Hewat 2 pen)

  • 9
    Sat 31 Mar
    Chiefs v Blues
    W 11 - 18
    7:30 p.m. Waikato Stadium

    Chiefs
    11 (Tasesa Lavea try; Stephen Donald 2 pen)

    Blues
    18 (Jerome Kaino, Keven Mealamu, Doug Howlett tries; Isa Nacewa pen)

  • 10
    Fri 6 Apr
    Blues v Cheetahs
    W 26 - 8
    7:30 p.m. Eden Park

    Blues
    26 (Steve Devine, Doug Howlett, Anthony Tuitavake tries; Isa Nacewa con, 3 pen)

    Cheetahs
    8 (Ryno Van der Merwe try; Herkie Kruger pen)

  • 11
    Sat 14 Apr
    Blues v Sharks
    L 25 - 32
    7:30 p.m. North Harbour Stadium

    Blues
    25 (Keven Mealamu, David Gibson, Daniel Braid tries; Isa Nacewa 2 con, 2 pen)

    Sharks
    32 (JP Pietersen 2, Odwa Ndungane tries; Francois Steyn con, pen, 2 dropped goals)

  • 12
    Sun 22 Apr
    Stormers v Blues
    L 33 - 20
    7:30 p.m. Newlands Stadium

    Stormers
    33 (Conrad Jantjes, Jean De Villiers tries; Peter Grant 3 con, 4 pen)

    Blues
    20 (Isaia Toeava, Tony Woodcock tries; David Holwell 2 con, 2 pen)

  • 13
    Sat 28 Apr
    Bulls v Blues
    L 40 - 19
    7:30 p.m. Loftus Versfeld

    Bulls
    40 (Wikus Van Heerden, Pedrie Wannenburg, Heinie Adams tries; Derick Hougaard 4 con, 3 pen, dropped goal)

    Blues
    19 (Troy Flavell try, Isa Nacewa con, 4 pen)

  • 14
    Fri 4 May
    Force v Blues
    W 6 - 33
    7:30 p.m. Subiaco Oval

    Force
    6 (Matt Giteau 2 pen)

    Blues
    33 (Rudi Wulf, John Afoa, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock tries; Luke McAlister 2 con, 3 pen)

Coaching Staff

David Nucifora, Joe Schmidt, Liam Barry

Manager

Ant Strachan

Captain

Troy Flavell

In Rugby World Cup year, the Blues top the table after nine rounds but a late season capitulation sees them slip to fourth. A grueling travel schedule takes its toll on the team as they fade in the second half of the semi-final against the Sharks to lose 34-18.

ISAIA TOEAVA - 2007 Player of the Year

The controversial ‘R’ word

Ahead of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France, All Black coaches Graham Henry, Wayne Smith and Steve Hansen introduced a controversial conditioning programme and rotational selection policy designed to have the All Blacks arriving in Europe primed, physically and mentally. This resulted in four Blues players – Joe Rokocoko, Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock and Ali Williams – being made unavailable for selection until round eight of the competition, and not available for training with the team until round six. Ulitmately this turned out to be a total flop, with the lack of game time impacting heavily on the All Blacks’ performances and Nucifora refusing to pick them over players who had performed well for the Blues in the opening rounds.

Blues on fire

The Blues made a sublime start to the season, dropping just one game in nine matches to go six points clear at the top of the table. With Jerome Kaino, Luke McAlister and Isaia Toeava really growing as players, the Blues juggernaut looked unstoppable as they surged to consecutive victories over the Reds, Highlanders, Lions, Waratahs, Chiefs and Cheetahs.

Late season capitulation

The Sharks finally halted the Blues’ run, inflicting a 32-25 loss on Nucifora’s team in their first home defeat of the season. This was to be the start of a late-season capitulation by the Blues who went on to lose three matches in a row to South African sides. After leading the competition for most of the season, the Blues now faced the unbelievable prospect of missing out on the semi-finals. But in a must-win match, the Blues grounded out a 33-6 win over the Western Force at Subiaco Oval to secure a berth in the semi-finals.

Blues lose in semi

Playing their fourth successive match overseas, and having crossed the Indian Ocean three times in two weeks, proved to be too much for the Blues in their semi-final against the Sharks in Durban. After leading by four points with less than 20 minutes remaining, the Blues faded in the final quarter and were run down by the Sharks 34-18 to end their Super 14 campaign. But Nucifora refused to blame his side’s heavy travel schedule, saying his side had opportunities to close out the match but did not take them, while the Sharks cashed in on every opportunity they got.

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