Super Rugby Spotlight: Blues hunt finals berth after Brisbane Tens triumph

WHEN will the misery end for Blues fans?

Much like the NSW league team of the same name, success has been strangely scarce for what used to be a powerhouse as the Blues — on the back of a golden era for Auckland’s NPC side — dominated the early years of Super Rugby under Graham Henry.

The Blues won their last Super Rugby title in 2003 and have not tasted finals football since 2011.

It is simply not good enough given the Blues’ rich catchment area which produces some of the finest rugby and league talent anywhere in the world.

Tana Umaga is entering his third season as Blues coach and knows it is time to deliver after finishing 11th and ninth overall in years one and two.