26 Mar 2012

Blues coach relieved to get a bye

8:43 am on 26 March 2012

The Blues coach Pat Lam's relieved to get the bye this week after the last-minute loss to the Hurricanes at Eden Park saw his injury-ravaged side drop to dead last on the Super Rugby table.

The Blues' woeful start of just one win in five games is the worst in the franchise's history and Lam says the whole team's hurting after the heartbreaking defeat.

Lam says they have to bounce back as a group and will use the short break to tend to some of the injured.

There's no word as yet on the extent of the ankle injury to Blues halfback Alby Matthewson.