5 Feb 2011

Blues beat Hurricanes in pre-season

5:48 am on 5 February 2011

The Blues have beaten the Hurricanes 33-32 in a Super Rugby pre-season match in Kerikeri with former All Black lock Ali Williams getting through the match with no problems.

The Hurricanes scored 4 tries to 3 but it was the return of Williams that was of most interest, it was his first game for the Blues in 2 years because of injuries.

The Chiefs play the Highlanders in Taupo this afternoon and the Crusaders are in Melbourne to play the Rebels tonight.

In other pre-season matches the Queensland Reds beat the ACT Brumbies 38-5 and the New South Wales Waratahs beat Fiji 41-13.