The Blues have dominated the battle for Auckland with a 47-8 win over Moana Pasifika.

It was a unique situation for the Blues as the ‘away team’ at Eden Park but they looked comfortable as they dismantled former coach Tana Umaga’s side.

The onslaught started in the 12th minute when winger Mark Tele’a crossed before flyhalf Stephen Perofeta strolled over the line through some soft defence.

The Blues continued to roll when Caleb Clarke sprinted away for their third try of the afternoon after Hoskins Sotutu broke the line.

Bryce Heem made it three tries in 12 minutes as the hosts had little answer for their explosive attack.

Sione Havili Talitui crossed just before the break to give Moana some hope before the Blues ran away with the game in the second half.

It started in the 58th minute when scrum half Finlay Christie backed up a promising raid from Cole Forbes before Tele’a got his second.

The winger capped off the win with his third as Sotutu put him over to seal the dominant win.

It allows the Blues to leap into first place and ahead of the Chiefs after the loss to the previously winless Crusaders on Friday.

They share top with the Hurricanes, who will go past them with a bonus point defeat or win over the eighth place Highlanders.

"We talked about the whole week that we can't get complacent and we knew this game wasn't going to be easy, a lot of our brothers we grew up playing with,” backrower Akira Ioane said on the game.

"We are a team that likes to play a lot and sometimes that can be our downfall.”

Moana Pasifika centre Julian Savea lamented the discipline after they missed 39 tackles.

“We give the ball to these guys with the attacking power they have and you see what happens on the scoreboard,” he added.

Blues 47 (TRIES: Tele'a 3, Heem, Perofeta, Christie; CONS: Perofeta 6) def Moana Pasifika 8 (TRIES: Havili Talitui; PENS: Leali'ifano)

PASIFIKA (1-15): Abraham Pole, Samiuela Moli, Sione Mafileo, Tom Savage, Allan Craig, Jacob Norris, Sione Havili Talitui (c), Lotu Inisi, Ereatara Enari, Christian Lealiifano, Fine Inisi, Julian Savea, Pepesana Patafilo, Nigel Ah Wong, Danny Toala

RESERVES: Samiuela Moli, Donald Brighouse, Sekope Kepu, Ola Tauelangi, Semisi Paea, Melani Matavao, William Havili, Kyren Taumoefolau

BLUES (1-15): Ofa Tu'ungafasi, Soane Vikena, Marcel Renata, Patrick Tuipulotu (c), Laghlan McWhannell, Anton Segner, Adrian Choat, Hoskins Sotutu, Finlay Christie, Stephen Perofeta, Caleb Clarke, Bryce Heem, Rieko Ioane, Mark Tele'a, Corey Evans

RESERVES: Ricky Riccitelli, Joshua Fusitu'a, Angus Ta'avao, Josh Beehre, Akira Ioane, Sam Nock, Harry Plummer, Cole Forbes

Referee: James Doleman

Assistant Referees: Jono Bredin, Fraser Hannon