8 May 2016

Blues win again

6:45 am on 8 May 2016

The Blues have scored their third straight Super Rugby win and their first away from home in 2 years by beating the Southern Kings 34-18 in Port Elizabeth.

Jerome Kaino at his Blues' Super Rugby pre-season game against the Chiefs at Pukekohe, Friday 19th February 2016. Copyright Photo: Shane Wenzlick / www.photosport.nz

Jerome Kaino Photo: Photosport

The Blues scored five tries to two, with the bonus point try coming after the hooter with Tevita Li touching down.

Melani Nanai also registered two touchdowns to go with scores for hooker James Parsons and replacement scrumhalf Billy Guyton as the New Zealanders left it late to grab the extra point against Super Rugby's most porous defence.

It was a more competitive showing from the Kings who trailed by four points going into the final 10 minutes, following their 73-27 mauling by the Jaguares in their previous game.

Blues captain James Parsons said "We're rapped with that, we came here with a job to do and it wasn't pretty which has probably been the story of our year but we'll keep taking the wins and keep churning the W's up and hopefully at some point the whole 80 minutes will stick."

The Blues remain fifth and last in the New Zealand Conference, six points behind the Hurricanes.