12 JUN 2018

No break and earlier start for Super Rugby in 2019

The tournament’s 15-team, three-Conference format remains the same. Each team plays 16 regular season conference matches that include eight matches within their own Conference (home and away) and four matches against teams from each of the other Conferences (home or away). Each team also has two byes.

WED 06 JUN 2018

Tumua Manu From Samoa to Super Sub

Exciting winger Tumua Manu has more than seized his chance of playing for the Blues, now with three appearances in Super Rugby and he has scored a try in each of those three games.

01 JUN 2018

Sonny Bill Williams has Knee Surgery

Sonny Bill Williams - Knee Surgery

31 MAY 2018

LINE-UP: Blues vs Rebels at Eden Park this Saturday

Blues vs Rebels at Eden Park this Saturday

12 JUN 2018

Mahurangi to host Backyard Battle

The Blues along with the provincial teams from Northland, North Harbour and Auckland, will take part in a special Backyard Battle at Mahurangi Rugby Club on Wednesday 20 June.

News

16 Apr 2016

MAGS trumps Kaitaia

The build-up to Round 8’s KFC Curtain Raiser was somewhat different to a normal Auckland schools head-to-head. Kaitaia College First XV, who had travelled down from Northland, were billeted out with members of the MAGS team, continuing a recent emphasis on the relationship between Northland and Auckland  Kaitaia head coach Carl Mehana said the players […]

14 Apr 2016

KFC Curtain Raiser: MAGS v Kaitaia

Round 2 of the KFC Curtain Raisers is on at Eden Park this Saturday night, featuring Auckland 1A powerhouse MAGS and visiting Northland school Kaitaia College. Kick-off is at 5.05pm and game-day tickets include entry to both the curtain raiser and the main event, the Blues v Sharks at 7.35pm. You can get your tickets […]

14 Apr 2016

Settled look to Blues side

There is a settled look to the Blues side for their Investec Super Rugby match against the Sharks at Eden Park on Saturday. There are only two changes from the side that lost narrowly to the Chiefs last weekend. Lolagi Visinia returns from injury to regain his place at fullback, with his kicking game considered […]

15 Apr 2016

  The Blues Jackpot Terms & Conditions Entry into the Blues Jackpot Prize Draw is only open to residents of New Zealand who have clicked through to the Prize Draw entry form hosted on www.theblues.co.nz from the Blues Facebook post. Employees of the Promoter, the Promoter’s associated companies, the Promoter’s agencies associated with this Prize […]

13 Apr 2016

Blues saddened by passing of Haiu

New Zealand Rugby today joined with the Blues and Auckland Rugby players, coaches and management to express their sadness with news of the passing of former Blues and Auckland player Kurtis Haiu. Kurtis had been suffering from a rare form of bone cancer which prematurely ended his promising rugby career. He played 53 times for […]

13 Apr 2016

Kaino birthday comp winner

We received plenty of amazing submissions for the Jerome Kaino birthday poetry competition, but there could be only one winner. After much deliberation, Jerome has selected his winning poem from the competition. Congratulations to Gillian Johnson, who submitted the poem below. She was inspired by Jerome’s book writing efforts and channelled Will Smith in Men In Black for her […]

13 Apr 2016

Blues A finish season with draw

A 24-all draw against Chiefs A on Friday before Round 7’s Blues v Chiefs game marked the conclusion of the Blues A programme for 2016.  Blues players have had significant representation on the Blues A team, alongside 17 leading provincial players from Northland (5), North Harbour (5) and Auckland (7). The A team won games […]

13 Apr 2016

2016 Blues combine

Blues HQ was opened up to 44 North Harbour and Northland rugby players over the weekend for the 2016 Blues Under-18 Combine. Following the successful launch of the Combine concept with Auckland 1B schools in 2015, the programme was extended to Northland and North Harbour schools. The Under-18 players spent the day learning Blues values, […]

11 Apr 2016

Pulu signs for 2017

All Blacks Sevens playmaker and leading halfback, Augustine Pulu will play for the Blues next season. The 26 year old from Auckland is currently recovering from a broken arm as he pushes for a place in the New Zealand sevens side for the Rio Olympics. Pulu, who has played two Tests for the All Blacks […]

08 Apr 2016

Blues come close to upset

A gallant Blues side came close to stopping the Chiefs’ winning run, going down 23-29 at Hamilton Stadium. The Blues led 20-10 early in the second half and 20-15 with 30 minutes remaining. But the Chiefs fought their way back into the game with two tries to regain the ascendancy. All Black Brodie Retallick charged […]