Another loss on the road for the Blues as the Melbourne Rebels won 42-22 to set a new club record with six victories in a Super Rugby season.
The Rebels' hopes of finals football remain alive, though they can't afford to drop another game after climbing to ninth on the ladder, with five rounds still to play.
The Rebels also picked up a bonus point after scoring five tries at AAMI Park, which could prove helpful as they push for an unlikely finals berth.
The Blues' playoff chances are long gone after they sank to their 10th loss.
And it's now been more than two years since the Blues won on the road - their last away win was over the Hurricanes at the start of the 2013 season.