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Blues gear up for semi-final

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Staff Reporter

09 June 2024, 8:29 PM

Blues gear up for semi-finalCaptain's injury a blow for the team

Auckland's Blues are set to face off against the ACT Brumbies in the Super Rugby semi-finals at Eden Park this Friday at 7:05 p.m.

The Blues have had a remarkable season, and fans are eager to see them advance to the final.

However, the team will be without their captain, Patrick Tuipulotu, who suffered a knee injury in their quarter-final win over the Fijian Drua.

Tuipulotu's injury has left him sidelined for up to seven weeks, not only ruling him out of the Super Rugby season but also the start of the All Blacks' campaign.

Despite the setback, the Blues are expected to put on a strong show, with flanker Dalton Papalii likely to captain the team in Tuipulotu's absence.

The semi-final match is expected to draw a large and enthusiastic crowd to Eden Park, creating an electric atmosphere for the players.