Rene Ranger

Stuck in the mud: Blues back Rene Ranger tackles the mud run at Devonport Naval Base

MOST RUGBY teams prepare for a new season with lots of hard work on the training pitch, but the Blues decided to undertake a more unusual challenge as they gear up for the start of the 2012 Super Rugby campaign.

The Auckland-based franchise headed to the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland to try out the mud run – so how did they get on? Well, from the looks of this video it was rather dirty – and sticky! – work…