Highlanders in possession just outside the 22. They go wide left to Osbourne but he can't make progress.
Knock on against the Highlanders.
Twenty minutes left and the Blues trail by 22. If they are going to make a run at this game they need to score in the next five minutes. Otherwise it's a very steep hill. Will be fascinating to see Marshall's influence.
It looked like Noakes kicked it out on the full, but the ref begs to differ. He thinks Ben Smith had a foot in play as he caught it so the Blues will have the ball.
Blues powering past the 10m line through Piutau.
Five metres out now. Marshall has his first touch and throws a flat pass but it's lost forward and the ref pulls back for the advantage.
Blues just metres out now.
Angus Ta'avao muscles over from a metre out. Close to the posts, Noakes should convert and boy did they need that.
Noakes slots the extras. The Blues are still three scores away at least. Fifteen minutes to go.
Blues with the ball again deep in their own half. Braid makes decent progress thought the middle. But they concede a penalty. That really hurts the Blues' momentum.
Sopoaga will have a shot at goal here. and from 35 metres you would back him to score.
He has pulled it away to the left. It remains 29-14.
Highlanders with an attack now, haven't said that in a while. Aaron Smith and Ben Smith link up and look dangerous, but the ref awards a penalty to the Blues.
The Blues break quickly and are now just 5m away from the line.
Tuipolotu touches down and wow was that quick. It started with Benji Marshall who used a backhanded flick to put Saili in a hole. Three phases later they were over the line.
Noakes' conversion is good. It's not an eight-point margin.
Ten minutes to play, we are in for a thrilling finish.
Here we go, nine minutes to play. Blues with the ball inside their own half.
Marshall has a kick but it's charged. They recover well and now make progress up over halfway.
Noakes kicks away possession and Ben Smith is under no pressure as he thumps the ball downfield into touch. Poor kick there from Noakes. Blues lineout on halfway.
Less than eight minutes to play.
Blues drive up over the 22, but they conceded a penalty. Worst timing for the Blues. With six minutes remaining that could prove critical.
Parker bangs his kick away downfield, Highlanders lineout on halfway now. And they will look to slow this game down, Blues still need two scoring plays.
Might be too little to late for the Blues. Highlanders have possession deep in their territory. It looks like they will run out of time.
Collapsed maul, turnover ball. Blues will have another shot here. Four minutes to go they will have to be quick.
The clock has stopped as we wait for the scrum to set.