Where did the Auckland football codes go so wrong?

And will their fans ever catch a decent break?

That's all you could ask, once again, as the Blues and Warriors floundered with insipid displays in the latest round of Super Rugby and NRL games.


In one of the worst New Zealand derby games I've seen for a long time, the Crusaders went through the motions and demolished the Blues by far more than the 19–11 scoreline suggested in Christchurch.

The points margin was small, but the quality margin was so great that you could have enacted a mercy rule