Top Performers: Blues vs Chiefs - Super Rugby Grand Final

Top Performers: Blues vs Chiefs - Super Rugby Grand Final

THE BLUES ARE SUPER RUGBY CHAMPS! The first Super Rugby Final without the Crusaders for a very long time was a game between the Blues and the Chiefs at Eden Park. The Blues were the comfortable victors in a 41-10 win. Too many errors and penalties cost the Chiefs but the Blues were ruthless to put the Chiefs away and secure the Super Rugby Trophy.

Let's take a look at some of the top performers in this game...



In his final game for the Blues, Akira Ioane put in a monster performance to help his side to the Super Rugby Trophy. He scored the opening try of the game after some clever, tight phases. Ioane was all over the park, getting stuck in - a suitable send off for the Blues legend. He beat 3 defenders, scored a try, gave a fantastic try assist, made 8 tackles and won two turnovers.

Defenders Beaten - 3

Tries Scored - 1

Try Assists - 1

Tackles Made - 8

Turnovers won - 2



The Blues flyhalf did not miss one kick for goal in seven attempts and helped kick the Blues to the victory. He ended with 16 points and with 100% kick percentage.

Points - 16

Kick Percentage - 100%


The Grand Final's Man of the Match and the captain of the Blues. What a performance from the big man today! Originally thought to be out with a knee injury, he came back into the side, captained the side and had an absolute stormer of a game. Tuipolotu made 63 metres, beat five defenders and made 12 carries.

Metres made - 63

Defenders Beaten - 5

Carries - 12


The first man to score a hatrick in a Super Rugby Final since Mark Gerrard in 2004. 20 years later, Caleb Clarke makes history and helps the Blues to their first trophy in 21 years. He made 2 clean breaks, made 93 metres, and scored three tries, what a game!

Clean Breaks - 2

Metres Made - 93

Tries Scored - 3

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