30 Aug 2017

Day-night affair for BGRT

The Blues will kick off 2018 at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens, with the second edition of the showcase pre-season tournament to be held on Friday 9 and Saturday February 10 at Suncorp Stadium.

25 August 2017

Promising NZ U20s join Blues

Two highly promising young prospects, Dalton Papalii and Caleb Clarke, will join the Blues in the Investec Super Rugby next year.

22 Aug 2017

Backline stars extend their time at the Blues

The exciting Blues back trio of Michael Collins, Matt Duffie and Melani Nanai have all signed extended contracts with the club in the Investec Super Rugby.

News

01 Aug 2017

Windback Wednesday: the day Doug Howlett broke the try scoring record

As he has done on numerous occasions throughout his decorated rugby career, Blues star Doug Howlett walked from the field on Saturday night with a smile on his face after guiding his side to yet another victory.

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 […]

24 Sep 2016

Rain no damper for Super Weekend

Photo: Under-14 champions Auckland West after their 5-0 win over Auckland East. It might have been raining and overcast all day, but that didn’t put a damper on the spirits of 300 Under-14 and Under-16 rugby players competing at the Blues Development Super Weekend on Saturday. The finals day, held at Marist Rugby Club, marked the […]