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 […]

24 Feb 2016

Bass to lock

Dunedin and Auckland are about as far away from each other as our small country can allow. One is built on student housing, the other on skyscrapers. Yet Hoani Matenga, Christchurch Boys High old boy and Blues lock, has bridged the gap between the two cities by playing for the Highlanders and now the Blues. “I loved […]

24 Feb 2016

Blues in the ‘burbs

From next Wednesday, the Blues will be hitting local neighbourhoods across town. Blues in the ‘burbs is a new series brought to you by Barfoot & Thompson and hosted by four Rugby Football Clubs in Auckland. Blues players will be dropping in to clubs after work during the month of March. There’ll be skills & […]

24 Feb 2016

Parsons to lead Blues

The Blues will blood some new players, rely on proven performers and bring plenty of firepower off the bench for Friday’s opening match of the Investec Super Rugby Championship at Eden Park. Hooker James Parsons, with 50 caps to his credit, will lead the side in the absence of Jerome Kaino, who is serving a […]