02 Mar 2016

Kaino returns, Ranger to start

The Blues coaches have made six changes for their team to meet the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday night. Coach Tana Umaga said the Blues has competition for places across most positions and with half of the squad new this season, they are yet to settle on their top line-up. There are six changes to […]

02 Mar 2016

Round 1 Blues Big Shot winners

The 2016 Super Rugby season started with a bang Friday night with the Blues stealing a win from the Highlanders 33-31. But there wasn’t just the on-field competition at stake. Friday night also saw the launch of Blues Big Shot Challenge, backed by TAB – a chance for Blues fans all over to guess the […]

27 Feb 2016

Round 1 highlights

26 Feb 2016

BLU v HIG match report

The Blues produced a bludgeoning second half on attack and defence to beat defending champions the Highlanders in the opening game of the Investec Super Rugby Championship. It proved an outstanding night, with the Blues coming home 33-31 in an seven-try thriller in front of a bumper crowd of 21,983 fans on a stunning night […]

03 Mar 2016

Head to head: CRU v BLU

Each week, Opta is bringing you the latest in head-to-head stats. This week, we take a look at the history between the Crusaders and the Blues. The Blues won a home Round 1 fixture for the first time since 2011 and will now be hunting for back-to-back victories in Super Rugby for the first time […]

26 Feb 2016

As it happened: BLU v HIG

Check out all the stats from Blues v Highlanders, including try scorers & possession.

26 Feb 2016

Coach’s corner

26 Feb 2016

Blues A take win

The Blues A team, featuring 14 full squad members and nine provincial players, emerged from Eden Park with a 42-7 win over Chiefs A on Friday night during the KFC Curtain Raiser. Blues A and North Harbour Head coach Steve Jackson described the game as an opportunity for Blues coaches to give the squad more […]