21 Apr 2014

Blues know clock is ticking

6:31 am on 21 April 2014

The Blues coach Sir John Kirwan admits they are under pressure after losing to the Hurricanes 39-20 in Wellington on Friday night.

The bonus-point win promoted the Hurricanes into Super Rugby's playoffs places but the Blues remain at the bottom of the New Zealand conference and are 11th overall.

The result was the Blues' 12th straight away loss, and coach Sir John Kirwan says it puts them into must-win mode now.

He says it was a big night for both franchises and feels the Blues lacked energy at times and a win against the New South Wales Waratahs this week is non-negotiable.