Blues crowned World Club 10s champions

Blues crowned World Club 10s champions

The Blues survived an extra-time thriller against the Brumbies to win the inaugural World Club 10s tournament in Singapore on Sunday night.
Led by former All Black and World Cup winning All Black Piri Weepu, the Blues did exceptionally well to come from behind after conceding a try to the Brumbies’ Conrad Hoffmann in the sixth minute.
Hooker Tom McCartney replied for the Blues in the second half after a botched Brumbies lineout, before midfielder Jackson Willison secured the winner in golden-point extra-time.
The Blues finished top of their pool on day one of the tournament, overcoming Biarritz (47-7), the Samoa Water President’s 10 (19-17) and London Welsh (27-7).
They then easily dispatched Italian side Petrarca 26-0 in the quarter final before a drop goal from a penalty in the final act of the game gave the Blues a hard fought 8-5 victory over the Asia Pacific Dragons in the semi-final.
Almost 11,000 people attended the two-day event at the state-of-the-art new Singapore National Stadium, which is the centrepiece of a $1 billion Sports Hub complex.