Watch: Rowdy Blues fill changing sheds with burly rendition of 'Sweet Caroline' after winning Brisbane Tens

The Blues continued their celebrations after leaving the pitch with the Brisbane Tens trophy in hand, opting to fill the Suncorp Stadium changing sheds with their joyous singing.

The Auckland-based Super Rugby franchise won the second Tens event on Saturday evening after they beat the Hurricanes 10-7 thanks to a last-gasp try by star midfielder George Moala.

After accepting the title on the field, the Blues players retired to the changing sheds where they continued their celebrations with a rendition of Neil Diamond's 1969 classic, Sweet Caroline.

The Blues were undefeated at the tournament, beating the Queensland Reds, Melbourne Rebels and Panasonic Wild Knights in pool play before beating the Reds again in the semi-finals.


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'It's news to me' - Tana Umaga shoots down Tuivasa-Sheck rumours

If Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck does make the switch to rugby union, it appears he won't be joining the Blues, with coach Tana Umaga playing down notions of signing the star fullback.

With Tuivasa-Sheck's current deal with the Warriors to expire at the end of 2018, speculation has been rife as to the superstar's next move, with a switch to rugby union just one mooted destination.

However, it appears Auckland-raised Tuivasa-Sheck will have to ply his trade with one of the other four New Zealand franchises, with the Blues appearing uninterested in his services.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, coach Tana Umaga said that there was nothing in place from his side to acquire Tuivasa-Sheck's signature.

"I've never talked to anyone (about him)," Umaga said.

"We have to put up with this in Auckland, everyone is meant to be coming to us.

"It's news to me."

Tuivasa-Sheck has also been linked with the likes of NRL sides the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers.

Roger Tuivasa Sheck makes a break: NRL rugby league, Warriors v Knights, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, Sunday 5 March, 2017. Photo: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz
Warriors fullback Roger Tuivasa Sheck makes a break against the Newcastle Knights. Source: Photosport

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'You can't take anything for granted' - Kiwi star Bundee Aki stays humble after first try for Ireland

Ireland's Kiwi centre Bundee Aki was jubilant after scoring his first try for his adopted country in the 56-19 Six Nations win over Italy in Dublin this morning.

Starting in the number 13 jersey, Aki crashed over from close range for Ireland's thrid try of the match, breaking his try scoring duck in just his fourth Test match.

Speaking after the match, the former Chiefs and Counties Manukau star couldn't hide his happiness in helping his team register their second consecutive Six Nations victory.

"I was just so happy to be able to get over the line and help out the boys, and to get the score on the board was a bonus," Aki told SportsJOE.

"To get my first try for this team is something special."

However, Aki also conceded that he'll need to work hard to keep his place in the side, with stars like Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose to return to Ireland's ranks in the near future.

"As you can see on our team, there are a lot of quality players and you can't take anything for granted."

"You have to make sure you are putting your head down, working, improving and putting your hand up to take that spot again."


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