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.

16 MAY 2018

Umaga and MacDonald to lead Blues in 2019

Tana Umaga will have his role as Blued Head Coach extended by a further 12 months and that Tasman Makos Head Coach and former Crusaders Assistant Coach, Leon MacDonald will join the Blues in 2019 as Assistant Coach.

News

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 […]

29 Jul 2015

Welcome aboard

Auckland, the city of sails. Aptly named for its dark blue, watery borders and the swirling wind that drives kiwis and their boats out on to the Auckland harbour. The Blues pay homage to our city in name and in brand, our Blues logo featuring the iconic Rangitoto Island across blue waters. Many Auckland boaties […]

29 Jul 2015

Blues News: Edition 23

We’ve seen some exciting progress with our new facility over at Alexandra Park, the walls steadily going up to give shape to the new Blues HQ! Looks like we’re well on track for our November move-in. This week’s Blues News features an update from the Blues’ charity partner Coastguard who recently added a new rescue […]

24 Jul 2015

Woodcock and Piutau to start in Johannesburg

Two Blues players have kept their spot on the starting line-up for Sunday morning’s All Blacks v South Africa test. Loosehead prop Tony Woodcock and left wing Charles Piutau will step out on to the field at Emirates Airline (formerly Ellis) Park in Johannesburg on Sunday. Also travelling with the team in South Africa are […]

16 Jul 2015

Blues men in BaaBaas and Maori ABs

It will be an inner-family rivalry this Saturday when the New Zealand Barbarians take on the Māori All Blacks at Eden Park. The two team lists have been announced with five Blues men named in the Barbarians team and four in the Māori All Blacks. Of special note is the new cap for Joe Edwards, […]

15 Jul 2015

Woodcock to make 100th test start

It’s another hugely experienced All Blacks team for the Investec Rugby Championship opener against Argentina this Friday, with prop and Blues man Tony Woodcock to make his 100th Test start in his outstanding career. Other Blues men joining Tony at AMI Stadium, Christchurch on Friday 17 July are Keven Mealamu, Jerome Kaino and Charles Piutau […]

15 Jul 2015

Blues News: Edition 22

In the last edition of Blues News we caught up with Ofa Tu’ungafasi just after his first training session with the All Blacks. This week, we chat with George Moala about his experience training with the AB’s, the heatwave in Samoa, and THAT try.  We also check in with the Blues Under 18s to see […]

13 Jul 2015

Blues U18 to play Chiefs U18 in Hamilton

The Blues Under 18 squad are heading down to Hamilton today to play the Chiefs U18 team in a two-match test for the young squad. Our Under 18 players are coming off the Blues U18 Development Squad Camp – a five-day training and teaching opportunity for some of our region’s promising talent. The players were […]