I said it would be season defining and so it was. The Blues faced the Chiefs at Eden Park on Saturday, their hopes for their season and their self-respect on the line.

They lost narrowly when the teams last met, five weeks earlier in Hamilton. They romped to a big win in their pre-season match-up in Kaikohe. They are the bottom two New Zealand teams and the Blues and everyone who sails with them are completely sick of being the bottom one.

Besides, the winner of this game could still make the playoffs. We could still be the people of