24 Apr 2011

Blues go top after win over Rebels

6:10 am on 24 April 2011

The Blues have beaten the Melbourne Rebels 40-23 in their Super Rugby match at Auckland's North Harbour Stadium.

Rene Ranger scored two tries while Joe Rokocoko, Benson Stanley, Jared Payne and Luke Braid also touched down for the Blues, to the Rebels' two tries to Cooper Vuna and Lachlan Mitchell.

The Blues go top of the table for now, they're undefeated for seven weeks but skipper Keven Mealamu admits their execution let them down after they raced out to an early 17-3 lead. The half-time score was 23-17 to the Blues.