The Highlanders host the Blues in Dunedin tonight after frustrating first round Super 14 rugby matches for both sides.
The hosts lost to the Crusaders in Christchurch while the Blues blew a first half lead over the Hurricanes at Albany.
The Highlanders captain Jimmy Cowan was impressed with the Blues first up performance where they scored two early tries against the Hurricanes.
The Carisbrook match kicks off at 7:35pm. Also tonight the Crusaders are in Bruisbane to play the Reds.