The Blues were kept tryless and made to look clueless as the ACT Brumbies convincingly triumphed 26-9 in wet conditions in their Super Rugby clash in Canberra on Friday.
The Brumbies dominated with a calculated territorial game, scoring three tries including two to Wallabies centre Pat McCabe.
McCabe, returning this season after twice breaking his neck, crossed either side of halftime with typically uncomplicated finishes to help last year's runners-up rebound from their stunning loss to the Melbourne Rebels last weekend.
The disciplined Brumbies defence and some fine tactical kicking kept the vaunted Blues' attack tryless and the visitors had to be satisfied with three penalties from No.10 Simon Hickey, as their struggles on the road continued.
The Blues have lost all four road games this season.