After a pulsating win over the Crusaders at Eden Park last weekend Sir John Kirwan now leads his young Blues team to the harshest terrain in Super Rugby - South Africa.
With a first-round loss to the Highlanders a sign the Blues are far from the finished product, Kirwan will hope his young troops have garnered enough confidence to down the former champion Blues on their own patch.
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- Fairfax Media
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