24 MAY 2018

NZ U20 trio commit to the Blues

Harry Plummer, Tanielu Tele’a and Hoskins Sotutu, among the seven players from the Blues region in the New Zealand Under-20 side, have been signed for two-year contracts with the Blues.

23 MAY 2018

Leon MacDonald Excited By Blues Challenge

The 56-Test All Black, and current Tasman coach Leon MacDonald is already excited about his move to the Blues for the 2019 Super Rugby season.

23 May 2018

A Big Tick in the Leger – Orbyn Leger

wenty-one-year-old Orbyn Leger from Counties Manukau has earned his Blues stripes not only with his excellent performances on the rugby field, but his impressive work ethic on the training ground.

17 MAY 2018

Line-up to host the Crusaders

The Blues front row line up this week reunites Pauliasi Manu with James Parsons and Ofa Tuungafasi against the Crusaders in the Investec Super Rugby clash at Eden Park on Saturday night.

News

12 Dec 2016

Future Blues get taste of pro rugby

Blues stars of the future were greeted by some of the club’s current best and brightest on day one of the 2017 Under 17 Development Camp. 46 promising young rugby players from around Northland, North Harbour, and Auckland visited the Blues High Performance Centre on Saturday 10 December, where they were given their first taste […]

29 Nov 2016

Early call for reinforcements

The Blues have called on a number of replacement players to fill the void in the early stages of the Investec Super Rugby pre-season. All Blacks do not join Super Rugby squads until January, while Maori All Blacks also make a later start, and some players are still rehabbing from injuries. There are seven players […]

01 Dec 2016

Hosts Up First At Brisbane Rugby Tens

The Blues will take on hosts the Reds in front of a packed-out Suncorp Stadium in their first match at February’s Brisbane Global Rugby Tens. The opening match of Pool B – the third match of the opening day on Saturday February 11 – will be the latest chapter in a rivalry that harks back […]

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 […]

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 […]