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

19 May 2016

Bekhuis returns to bolster Blues lineout

Super Centurion Josh Bekhuis will make a welcome return when the Blues take on the Western Force in the Investec Super Rugby clash in Perth on Saturday. A calf strain sidelined Bekhuis from last week’s loss against the Lions in Johannesburg, but he returns to guide the Blues’ lineout fortunes. It is the only change […]

18 May 2016

Blues Partner hopes award will inspire

The Blues congratulate long-time partner and community man, Jason Witehira, for his recent recognition at the Aotearoa New Zealand Māori Business Leaders Awards. The New World Victoria Park owner was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Māori Business Leaders Award on Friday night (13th May) in recognition of his community and Māori engagement. Jason has been a […]

18 May 2016

Diversity and Rivalry

The Blues have one more away game against the Force this Saturday before they return for the much anticipated Blues v Crusaders clash, a rivalry that has roots as deep as rugby in New Zealand.  One of the earliest provincial rugby memories is from 1906, when Auckland defeated Canterbury 29-6 to take home the Ranfurly […]

15 May 2016

Blues outclassed in driving rain

The Blues came to the high veldt of South Africa looking for a rock-hard ground and dry conditions for running rugby. They came away out-classed in all aspects of the game on a miserably wet night at Emirates Airline Stadium in Johannesburg, beaten seven tries to one in a 43-5 result in their Investec Super […]

12 May 2016

Faumuina to start, Bekhuis rests

The absence of enduring lock Josh Bekhuis is the notable omission from the Blues team to take on South African front runners, the Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday (NZ time). Bekhuis tweaked his calf in the win over the Kings in Port Elizabeth, with the injury not improving sufficiently to play. It will be the […]

10 May 2016

Nock, Trainor named in U20s

Blues players Sam Nock (2016) and Jordan Trainor (2016) have been selected for the NZ Under 20 team to compete in the Under 20 World Championship in Manchester this coming June. Dalton Papali’i (Auckland and Blues U20/A) and Hapakuki Moala-Liava’a (North Harbour and Blues U20s) have also been selected. While the players were notified prior […]

08 May 2016

Blues take bonus-point win

It took five minutes after the hooter for the Blues to chalk up their first bonus victory of the season with a 34-18 win over the Kings at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth. A turnover five minutes after the siren had sounded and a slick back pass by Billy Guyton led to a try […]

05 May 2016

Moala to earn 50

Twenty-five-year-old George Moala will chalk up his 50th game for the Blues when he starts in the Investec Super Rugby clash against the Kings at Port Elizabeth. Moala will earn the special honour of his 50th cap before he has played 50 games for his provincial side, Auckland. The former Tamaki College and Glenn Innes […]

04 May 2016

Moala, Nanai to start

Midfielder George Moala will play his 50th game for the Blues in their Investec Super Rugby clash against the Kings at Port Elizabeth on Sunday (NZ time). The 25-year-old will be the most capped Blues player in the backline to take on the Kings in the first of the Blues’ three-match tour that includes the […]

04 May 2016

Travelling squad named

  After Saturday night’s 36-30 win over the Rebels at Eden Park, the Blues squad jumped on a plane headed north early Sunday morning for a three-week tour of South Africa and Australia. The travelling team to play the Kings (8 May) and Lions (15 May) in South Africa followed by the Force (21 May) […]