Welcome to the end of the Blues' season, or as their long-suffering supporters may call it: June.

To be fair, it has been a while since the Blues' chances of making the playoffs were alive so late in the year and Super Rugby has traditionally awkwardly paused at this time in order to shoehorn in three domestic tests, but that has all changed now – the season runs right through as it always should have – and, regardless, I felt I needed a weak joke in which to start what won't be the last Herald post-mortem on this most frustrating

10) Sonny Bill Williams

9) Caleb Clarke

8) Ofa Tuungafasi

7) Karl Tu'inukuafe

6) Akira Ioane

5) Rieko Ioane

4) Tanielu Tele'a

3) Tom Robinson

2) Melani Nanai

1) Ma'a Nonu