19 Jul 2017

Future Blues go to camp

While the team was away in Japan last week, selected schoolboys were invited to attend Blues Under 17 and Under 18 Camps.

28 Jun 2017

Black, Gatland bolster squad

The Blues have bolstered their inside back stocks with the signing of two young players, Otere Black and Bryn Gatland for the Investec Super Rugby competition.

News

16 Nov 2016

Injured Blues back on deck

The Blues will welcome back their long-term injured players ready for the start of the 2017 Investec Super Rugby season. Former New Zealand Under-20 star TJ Faiane and fan favourite Rene Ranger are progressing well in their rehabilitation. Both suffered season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injuries earlier this year and both have faced long term rehabilitation […]

02 Nov 2016

Experienced players return for 2017

With 25 of their most experienced players returning, the Blues are hoping to pick up from where they left off in the 2017 Investec Super Rugby Championship. The returning players announced in the squad today have an average of 29 Super Rugby caps each for the Blues. Additionally the Blues have attracted some experienced players […]

14 Nov 2016

New website updates

During the off-season, we’ve been busy updating our website with some extra player information, archived articles and team history. We’ve collected a couple of pointers to help you navigate the website, beginning with our Past Players. There are 258 players who have pulled on a Blues jersey and you can see a short bio for […]

26 Oct 2016

U17 squad announced for 2017

We’re pleased to announce the under 17 players who have been identified as players with future potential and selected for the 2017 Blues Under 17 Development Squad. Blues High Performance Manager Tony Hanks led a team of talent identification staff from Northland, North Harbour and Auckland, who were tasked with selecting the 55 young players from […]

09 Nov 2016

Olympic coach joins the Blues

The Blues welcome Olympic weightlifting coach Dr. Adam Storey to the team as the new Sports Science Manager and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach under Jason Price. Adam has a Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Science and Physiology from Auckland University and he is currently a Research Fellow at AUT University’s Sports Performance Research Institute. […]

17 Nov 2016

Teams learn destiny at 2017 Brisbane Global Rugby Tens draw

All eyes were on Brisbane’s central city Queen Street Mall this morning for the live draw of the inaugural Brisbane Global Rugby Tens tournament. Queensland Parliament MP the Honourable Curtis Pitt and City Councilor Krista Adams had the honour of drawing the 14 balls that determined the four pools for the February 11 and 12 […]

25 Oct 2016

Players & Staff in Maori All Blacks

The 2016 Maori All Blacks squad has been announced, featuring four Blues players in the line-up and two Blues coaches in the coaching team. Billy Guyton, Akira Ioane, Kara Pryor and Ihaia West have been named in the 26-man side, announced today by New Zealand Rugby Maori Board acting chairman Peter Goldsmith. Also included is Blues […]

12 Oct 2016

Lifting the lid on mental skills

A few weeks ago, we published a story about our Mental Skills Coach Kylie Wilson and the importance of mental training at the Blues. Today we dive a little deeper in to Kylie’s role and gain some insight in to how the team trains their minds for optimal performance on and off the field. As […]

05 Oct 2016

Respected coach to lead skills

Photo courtesy of www.ellisrugby.co.nz Highly respected coach Dave Ellis will return home to take up a fulltime role as skills coach at the Blues. Ellis, from Putaruru, returns on the back of coaching at the Connacht club in Ireland who won the Guinness Pro12 title for the first time last season. He ventured overseas when […]

29 Sep 2016

Experienced prop returns to Blues

Experienced prop Pauliasi Manu will move back home to play for the Blues in the Investec Super Rugby Championship next season. The Tongan-born Aucklander was called in to the All Blacks as stand-by cover late in their successful Rugby World Cup campaign last year. Manu, 28, who played 50 games for Auckland between 2008 and […]

25 Oct 2016

Seven named for AB tour

Seven Blues players will head to USA and Europe on the northern tour with the All Blacks this week. Rieko Ioane has been selected on the wing as one of the new players in the touring squad, and is joined by loose forward Steven Luatua, who returns to the All Blacks for the first time […]

23 Sep 2016

North Harbour coach appointed to Blues

North Harbour rugby coach Steve Jackson has been appointed as assistant coach for the Blues for next year’s Investec Super Rugby Championship. Jackson will join Alistair Rogers and head coach Tana Umaga at the Blues, taking up the role at the conclusion of the Mitre 10 Cup next month. “Steve will fill the position of […]