5 Feb 2007

Mixed results for New Zealand Super 14 sides

11:11 am on 5 February 2007

A rugged opening round of rugby's Super 14 has ended with the Blues and Highlanders the only New Zealand sides to start with wins.

The Blues started their competition with 34-25 home win against the defending champions the Crusaders at Eden Park.

John Mitchell's Australian Western Force were unlucky losing 8-7 to the Highlanders.

The ACT Brumbies beat the Chiefs 21-15 in Hamiltion, while the Queensland Reds defeated the Hurricanes 25-16 in Brisbane and the New South Wales Waratahs beat the Lions 25-16in Johannesburg.

In an all South African affair, the Cheetahs beat the Stormers 27-9 in Bloemfontein.