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

18 Aug 2016

Kaino to play 70th test

Jerome Kaino is already the most capped blindside flanker in All Black history and on Saturday, when the All Blacks take on the Wallabies in the opening Bledisloe Cup match, he’ll start in his 70th test match. The All Blacks announced the squad early Thursday morning, with the team already based in Sydney ahead of […]

17 Aug 2016

Rugby inspires Lui

At the beginning of this year, Lui Te’o was following the same trajectory as most of his fellow school-leavers. The 19-year-old had enrolled in a Computer Science course at AUT in Manukau, with the hope of a career in security and programming, and his spare time was spent in the Marist clubrooms, playing lock for […]

17 Aug 2016

Getting to know Al Rogers

A version of this story was first published in the 2016 Blues v Highlanders match programme.  Like many Welshmen relishing the glory days of the 70’s, Alistair Rogers was born into a rugby-mad family. The former flanker was born in Port Talbot, Wales and spent most of his youth in Aberavon playing for the local […]

17 Aug 2016

Meet our S&C Coach

nib sat down with the Blues strength and conditioning coach Jason Price to talk about how the season went and what the S&C coaching team does to get the players ready for a gruelling 80 minutes of contact on field.  Can you run us through what your role is and what you do with the Blues please? […]

04 Aug 2016

Meet our Physio

nib has teamed up with the Blues to bring rugby fans the ‘Experience of a Lifetime’. To celebrate the competition, we sat down with the Blues physio Mark Plummer. What is your role and what do you do with the Blues? I have a nine month contract each year with the Blues. I work alongside […]

01 Aug 2016

5 Blues named for Rugby Championship

Five Blues players have been selected for the All Black squad ahead of the 2016 Investec Rugby Championship and another two have been invited to train at the All Blacks camp, as announced by NZ Rugby today.  The All Blacks selectors, Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox, named Charlie Faumuina, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, […]

20 Jul 2016

Blues U18 defeat Chiefs U18

After a week of skills training, rugby education and exposure to professional sport at camp, the Blues Development Under-18 players were ready to step on to the field and test out what they’d learned.  They were given the opportunity on Sunday, with two games against Chiefs Under-18 players at Onewa Domain.   Each team was […]

16 Jul 2016

Blues U18 teams to play Chiefs U18

The Blues have named two Under 18 teams to play the Chiefs at Onewa Domain on Sunday, marking the conclusion of the Under 18 camp that has been running this past week. All the players that are fit and available from camp will be playing in one of two teams, named after the mountains that […]

04 Aug 2016

Tens challenge lies ahead

  The Blues will be out to show they will be genuine contenders in 2017 when they take they next take field at the inaugural Brisbane Global Tens in February, says star forward Jerome Kaino. Played at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on February 11 and 12, the Brisbane Global Tens features all 10 New Zealand and […]

19 Jul 2016

Big Shot winner’s kick sails wide

Blues’ centre Piers Francis seemingly had his golden boots on for Friday night’s 34-28 win over the Waratahs at Eden Park, but sadly, the same good fortune wasn’t the case for Keaton Pronk, winner of the Blues Big Shot Challenge backed by TAB. The Titirangi resident and Senior Insolvency Manager had a shot at goal […]

15 Jul 2016

Dogged defence leads to win

While dazzling attack paved the way against the Brumbies last week, the Blues earned a final victory for the season based on whole-hearted defence with a 34-28 win over the Waratahs at Eden Park. The Blues finished their first season under head coach Tana Umaga with eight wins, six losses and one draw. Umaga has […]

20 Jul 2016

Win tickets to SKYCITY Theatre

Thanks to SKYCITY Auckland, we have four double-passes to see the movie Mercenary on Thursday, July 28! To be in the draw, send us an email with your contact details by 3pm, Monday, July 25.