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Blues vs Hurricanes: Mark Telea Runs Riot In Eden Park

Blues vs Hurricanes: Mark Telea Runs Riot In Eden Park

Cometh the hour cometh the man. Step up Mark Telea. With a breath-taking performance, Mark Telea stood up to help his Blues notch a brilliant 36-25 win over the Hurricanes in Eden Park. In a match where the Hurricanes played catch throughout, Telea scored 4 out of their six tries, signaling his intent to make the All-Black squad for this year’s IRB Rugby World Cup.

In a country littered with quality outside backs, Telea signified his credentials to Ian Foster with an array of skills, power, and speed to secure a spot over the likes of Leicester Fainganuku, Sevu Reece, Will Jordan, and possibly Emoni Narawa. With another standout performance like last week in Brisbane vs the Reds, Telea continues to shine and is making it very difficult to omit.

In a ding-dong battle, the Blues look to be peaking at the right time in the competition and seem to have booked a home quarterfinal spot with the Highlanders next in the last round before the playoffs.

Super Rugby Pacific 2023 | Blues v Hurricanes | Rd 14 Highlights

Rieko Ioane and Hoskins Sotutu also got on the score sheet for the Blues with impressive tries and they are also in line for spots on Ian Foster’s list. Hurricanes skipper Ardie Savea, came back from suspension but could not do much to stop the Blues in Eden Park.

With a round left in the competition before the playoffs, the Blues lie in third place behind the Crusaders in second and the Chiefs in pole position. The Brumbies hold the last home quarter-final spot in fourth so there is still a lot at stake come the weekend.

New Zealand rugby continues to dominate the competition and it is hard to see an Australian club winning come the final.

Ian Foster and the selection committee have a compelling job come selection time as players look to bring out their A game. But based on the last two weekends, Mark Telea must be a shoo-in. Right?

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