9 May 2010

Blues hammer Lions

7:30 am on 9 May 2010

The Blues have thrashed the winless Lions 56-14 in Johannesburg to hand the South Africans an unwanted record - they're now the first Super 14 rugby team to lose 12 consecutive games during a season.

A second-half collapse triggered the massive defeat, after Carlos Spencer's Lions trailed his old side by just 10 points at half-time before the blowout.

It was 24-14 then and the Lions, who have conceded 526 points in 12 matches - another record - didn't score again.

They still have to visit compatriots the Cheetahs in the final round of the southern hemisphere championship next weekend.

The bonus-point triumph for the Blues carries no significance with the defeats in Durban and Bloemfontein ending hopes of a top-four finish and challenging for the title.