'You had one job': Blues' woes start with spelling blunder

The Blues' woes against the Crusaders started early on Saturday night.

A keen-eyed Crusaders fan at Eden Park noticed the flag-bearers on display before the match were standing out of order.

Their flags should have spelled out "BLUES" but actually read "BEULS".

Crusaders supporter John Beechey caught the flag mix-up on video and posted it to Facebook with a comment: "You had one job."

The miscommunication proved to be a fitting start to the night for the Blues, whose lineout imploded as they lost possession 10 times on their own throw.

The Crusaders took the Super Rugby Pacific title with a 21-7 victory.

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