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Blues beat Bulls 23-18 in Super Rugby

Blues beat Bulls 23-18 in Super Rugby but coaching questions remain

Blues beat Bulls 23-18 in Super Rugby

A late try to center George Moala sealed the Auckland-based Blues 23-18 win over the Pretoria-based Bulls in Super Rugby on Friday and likely did little to quieten calls for the replacement of Blues coach John Kirwan.

The Blues' win was only their third in 13 matches this season, and improved their record under Kirwan to 16 wins from 45 matches over the past three years.

Moala's try in the 67th minute retrieved the lead for the Blues, who led 16-13 at halftime but fell behind 18-16 after Bulls center Jan Serfontein scored the second of his two tries in the 50th.

The Bulls took a bonus point to edge ahead of the Cape Town-based Stormers in the South African conference, while the Blues remain 13th overall and in last place in New Zealand.

Updated : 2021-09-26 23:47 GMT+08:00