24th May 09:33 AM
Blues head coach ready for Crusaders clash tonight
By Anamika Singh
Saturday 16/02/2019
New Blues head coach Leon MacDonald with Tana Umaga

New Blues head coach Leon MacDonald is relishing the prospect of taking on his former club, the Crusaders, in their derby at Eden Park on Saturday.

MacDonald enters new territory in his career in taking over an under‑performing Super Rugby side and expects a tough first outing in the 2019 season.

He was happy with the pre‑season work the side had put in and wanted to see that reflected in the effort on the field tonight.

Meanwhile Fiji born, Salesi Rayasi and Kaliopasi Uluilakepa featured for the Hurricanes Hunters side that have begun their representative programme on high note defeating the Blues Development side 33-24 earlier this afternoon.

In the main Super Rugby competition the Crusaders will take on the Blues at 6.35 tonight while the Waratahs take on the Hurricanes at 8.45pm.

The Sunwolves also face the Sharks at 10.55 tonight.

The Bulls meet the Stormers at 3.15am tomorrow while the Lions face the Jaguares at 9.40am tomorrow.

In matches played last night, the Highlanders came from behind to defeat the Chiefs 30-27 while the Rebels beat the Brumbies 34-27. 

[Source: PlanetRugby]

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