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

26 Aug 2015

Shutting up shop

It’s not often you hear about a nation-wide bank closing up shop for a day. And yet BNZ has been doing it every year since 2009. They call it Closed For Good and it’s a way for staff to give back to their community. This year BNZ will Close for Good on September 2 and […]

26 Aug 2015

Think you can analyse the Blues’ game?

Until recently, coding and rugby were played on two entirely different fields. One existed in cyberspace, the other on a grass field. As the game has evolved and rugby analysis has advanced, we’ve seen these two fields merge. Our Video Analyst, Troy Webber, is strengthening this relationship, using his knowledge of the game and Information […]

26 Aug 2015

Now and then: Justin Collins

Justin Collins, or Gus as he is known throughout rugby, was not your typical Kiwi kid. Born in Tasmania, he moved to Whangarei in 1984 at the age of 10. Upon arrival in New Zealand, the Australian, who was raised on Aussie Rules, initially thought rugby was “just a strange game.” “The whole passing backwards […]

25 Aug 2015

Mealamu to take up ambassador role

The Blues believe that New Zealand Rugby could not have selected a more appropriate candidate as an Ambassador for the sport in Auckland than Keven Mealamu. The All Black, Blues and Auckland hooker, who has played a record 175 Super Rugby appearances and 126 tests to date, has officially announced his retirement from the sport […]

18 Aug 2015

All Blacks analyst to join Blues

All Blacks Performance Analyst Alistair Rogers will become the new Assistant Coach for the Blues. Rogers, who has been with the All Blacks for the last seven years, was today named to join new Head Coach Tana Umaga for the next two years at the Blues. He has had a special focus on opposition analysis […]

13 Aug 2015

Woodcock holds starting spot for ABs

Tony Woodcock will hold his starting position for this Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup decider between the All Blacks and Australia at Eden Park. Woodcock, who started in last week’s opening Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney, will see two of his Blues teammates take the bench. Jerome Kaino has moved to the reserves and is joined there […]

13 Aug 2015

Now and then: Anthony Boric

You might have seen him on the sidelines at Eden Park this season. Two metres tall, dressed in suit and tie, providing commentary to SKY Sport and sharing his knowledge of the game. It’s easy to forget that only two years ago, this same commentator was donning the Blues jersey himself and running on to […]

13 Aug 2015

The Sports Scientist

New Zealand is almost synonymous with rugby, the black jersey being a symbol of ferocity and stature on the rugby field and the All Blacks holding the number one position in world rankings for 10 years. Look a little closer and you’ll see the increasing number of international players and staff who have chosen to […]

13 Aug 2015

Hola Argentina

It’s a good time to be a rugby fan in Argentina. The South American country was added to the Rugby Championship in 2012, their national team the Pumas are preparing for this year’s Rugby World Cup, and from 2016 onwards, an Argentinian side will join the Investec Super Rugby competition. Blues High Performance Manager Tony […]

06 Aug 2015

Kaino back in black

Jerome Kaino returns to the starting line up of the All Blacks for this Saturday’s test against Australia, joining prop and Blues teammate Tony Woodcock. This will be the deciding test for the Rugby Championship as well as the opening of the Bledisloe Cup and will be held at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. All Blacks […]

29 Jul 2015

Now and then: Steve Devine

The Blues have known few rugby players as tenacious as Steven Devine. On the field, he was willing to throw himself into every tussle over the ball and had laser-sharp accuracy in passing. These days, Steve’s time is broken up between working, spending time with his two sons and heading out for a spot of […]

29 Jul 2015

Dropping the beat at Eden Park

It’s 30 minutes until kick-off on a cool Saturday night at Eden Park. The rugby punters have filed in to take their seats, hands clutching a punnet of hot chips and eyes glued to the field. They’ve arrived early to secure their seat and to soak in the pre-match entertainment. With a bang, the music […]