Blues 18

19 Crusaders

Blues not convinced

Blues coach Pat Lam will be pouring over the video evidence to see if his side were hard done by when attempting to beat the Crusaders with a last second dropped goal at Eden Park on Friday.
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Fingertips victory a relief

"It came down to some fingertips" was Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder's summation of the 19-18 Investec Super Rugby win over the Blues at Eden Park that he compared to a heavyweight slugfest on Friday.
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Crusaders discipline pays off

Old-fashioned cohesion and Crusaders expertise and knowledge saw them overcome a competitive but as yet unfamiliar Blues team 19-18 in front of 30,000 at Eden Park on Friday.
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Preview: Blues v Crusaders

Last year these two sides were the best-performed of the New Zealand teams and both made the last four before losing to the Reds in following weekends.
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Crusaders primed for opener

The Crusaders are primed for the opening match of the Investec 2012 Super rugby competition against the Blues in Auckland on Friday night, according to stand-in captain Kieran Read.
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