Blues run Canes ragged

The Blues beat the Hurricanes 36-22 in a pre-season game in Whangarei on Saturday.

The match was played in four quarters in front of a crowd of 6,000.

The Blues scored six tries through Jerome Kaino, George Moala, Chris Lowrey, Anthony Boric, Sherwin Stowers and Dan Prior, while Michael Hobbs kicked three conversions.

Replacement Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett kicked four penalties in the third quarter as his side opted for the three points each time they were within kickable range. They did eventually score a try, though, through Julian Savea, which Barrett converted.