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

13 Jan 2016

Super foods for Super Rugby

Team nutritionist, Dave Shaw, is now in his third season helping get the team on track with their diet. He’s on hand at training sessions to assist with the gruelling preseason, as well as improving body composition, which often includes packing on the muscle and dropping skinfolds To help maintain performance on the field, Dave […]

13 Jan 2016

Make the cut

We’re all about community here at the Blues and the start of a new year is always a great opportunity to connect with our fans. Last year we released a  video that was shown at each of our home games and captured our players out and about in the community. This year we want you […]

05 Jan 2016

Blues return for 2016

After a two-week break from team training, the squad is back together at Blues HQ to continue the pre-season grind together. The morning started off with a 1200-metre Bronco running test, followed by fitness and skills training. First five speedster Piers Francis took out the post-Christmas fitness title, finishing his bronco in 4 min 29. Head […]

17 Dec 2015

Jaguares welcomed to Super Rugby

The Unión Argentina de Rugby (UAR) held a press conference today in which the Jaguares were presented as the official Argentine franchise that will compete in Super Rugby from 2016. Along with the club’s name, the UAR also unveiled the logo, jersey, team management, captain and complete squad. The team will commence training from January […]

16 Dec 2015

Blues players to the rescue

It was an Active Lifestyles week to remember for Onehunga High School student Leilani Andrew. The Year 10 joined her friends and classmates for a hike around Rangitoto Island last Friday, the same day that the Blues squad were finishing off a week’s training by running up the mountain. The students were excited to see […]

16 Dec 2015

Next generation Blues

While the squad is training full-time to get the most output before Christmas, our High Performance Team is welcoming in the next generation of developing players to the Blues community. 47 young players arrived at Alexandra Park on Saturday for the first of an initial two-day Under-17 Blues camp to introduce the talented youngsters and […]

14 Dec 2015

World Cup star Sa’u joins Blues

Japan’s World Cup star Male Sa’u will join the Blues in Super Rugby this season. The Auckland-born utility back, has signed a one-year contract to play for the Blues. The 28-year-old former Counties Manukau player is a replacement for Dan Bowden, who has been granted an early release by mutual consent to pursue rugby opportunities […]

10 Dec 2015

Local lad launches jersey

Getting a day off school to meet Blues captain and All Black Jerome Kaino is many kiwi kids dream – a dream that became reality for nine-year-old Gladstone Primary School pupil Sam Ryan and his dad Todd on Monday morning. The duo was invited to Auckland Grammar’s Old Boys Pavilion to help Jerome and other […]

08 Dec 2015

O’Connor making waves in England

Former Blues flanker Brendon O’Connor has received the nod from former England rugby captain Lewis Moody. After three seasons with the Blues and winning the 2015 Players’ Player of the Year Award, O’Connor took up an offer to play for Leicester Tigers in the English Premiership. O’Connor has already made a strong impact on England […]

07 Dec 2015

Story behind the jersey

After much anticipation, the 2016 Blues Super Rugby jersey has been launched with each of the colours and design elements reflecting certain parts of the Blues family and culture. The intricate design seen on the front left chest is an evolution of the current Pasifika style design, weaving in elements of the three regions that […]

02 Dec 2015

Meet the Blues this pre-season

The Blues’ pre-season has kicked off with the players assembling at Alexandra Park last Thursday to meet the coaches and get to know each other before getting stuck into screenings and team training at Millenium Institute. The 2016 pre-season features a number of open training sessions and special events. Make sure you lock in some […]

02 Dec 2015

Now and then: Angus Macdonald

Nine months ago, Angus Macdonald and his partner Mariska welcomed their first son Felix into the world. Little does Felix know, but both his father and grandfather were All Blacks.  “No pressure,” said Angus with a laugh. We caught up with the new dad and former Blues loose forward to see how he first entered […]