The Crusaders and Highlanders were unbeaten yesterday on a mixed day for New Zealand teams at the Brisbane Global Tens.
Highlanders beat Brumbies 14‑7 and also defeated the Hurricanes 13‑8.
Meanwhile Crusaders thumped the Queensland Reds 28‑0 after opening with a 12‑7 win over Samoa.
The Super Rugby champion Hurricanes bounced back from their early setback to beat the Western Force 19‑12, scoring three tries in the last six minutes after trailing 12‑0.
The Blues were guilty of blowing a big lead themselves in going down 27‑14 to Samoa after opening with a 17‑17 draw against the Reds.
The Chiefs lost 19‑5 to the Melbourne Rebels before beating the NSW Waratahs 26‑14.
The Brisbane Global Tens will kicks off today at 12pm with Rebels taking on Waratahs in the first match.
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