02 Dec 2015

Spotlight on locks

We’ve named five locks in our 2016 squad, each player showing remarkable skill in both lineout catches and at the breakdown. We talk to Blues Forwards and Contact Coach Glenn Moore about why each second rower was selected and what they’ll be bringing to the table in the new season. PATRICK TUIPULOTU After bowing out […]

30 Nov 2015

White Appointed Auckland Head Coach

The Blues are pleased to hear of Set Piece coach Nick White’s selection as Head Coach of the Auckland Rugby side in 2016. The Northlander comes from a strong history of both playing and coaching rugby. He started as prop in 1999 with the Taniwha at the age of 21 and made the Blues squad […]

30 Nov 2015

Blues Under-17 squad selected

The Blues have selected 54 young rugby players for the 2016 Blues Under 17 Development Squad. The young players from the Blues region have been selected based on their character qualities, rugby specific abilities and physical attributes. They will attend a one-day development camp in December followed up with a second one-day development camp in […]

27 Nov 2015

Making a mouthguard

25 Nov 2015

Blues Under-17 squad selected

The Blues have selected 54 local players for the Under-17 squad. Notable Under-17 alumni include 2016 Blues squad members Rieko Ioane and Sam Nock.

23 Nov 2015

2016 Memberships Now Live

We’ve got a new coach, new players and new rewards for our loyal True Blues members.

18 Nov 2015

Now and then: Ben Atiga

Speaking to Ben Atiga, it’s easy to see the way he views his rugby career: a privilege. Those two words are repeated often, especially when talking about his developmental years in Auckland. It was a privilege to play for Auckland Grammar’s First XV and attend the same school as his brother – it was here […]

18 Nov 2015

Blues saddened by sudden passing of Lomu

The Blues are saddened by the sudden passing of Jonah Lomu earlier today. Blues Head Coach Tana Umaga, who played alongside Lomu at the All Blacks and the Hurricanes, said the news was a huge blow. “Right now I am deeply upset and saddened by this news,” Umaga said. “My heart-felt thoughts are with his […]

18 Nov 2015

Blues in the off-season

A number of our 2016 Blues squad will be returning from successful off-season campaigns with their respective unions or national teams. Take a look at some of our players’ results from the past few months. Finished 5th in the Championship Gerard Tuioti-Mariner – Players’ Player and Coaches’ Player of the Year Michael Little – Supporters […]