26 Oct 2016

U17 squad announced for 2017

We’re pleased to announce the under 17 players who have been identified as players with future potential and selected for the 2017 Blues Under 17 Development Squad. Blues High Performance Manager Tony Hanks led a team of talent identification staff from Northland, North Harbour and Auckland, who were tasked with selecting the 55 young players from […]

09 Nov 2016

Olympic coach joins the Blues

The Blues welcome Olympic weightlifting coach Dr. Adam Storey to the team as the new Sports Science Manager and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach under Jason Price. Adam has a Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Science and Physiology from Auckland University and he is currently a Research Fellow at AUT University’s Sports Performance Research Institute. […]

17 Nov 2016

Teams learn destiny at 2017 Brisbane Global Rugby Tens draw

All eyes were on Brisbane’s central city Queen Street Mall this morning for the live draw of the inaugural Brisbane Global Rugby Tens tournament. Queensland Parliament MP the Honourable Curtis Pitt and City Councilor Krista Adams had the honour of drawing the 14 balls that determined the four pools for the February 11 and 12 […]

25 Oct 2016

Players & Staff in Maori All Blacks

The 2016 Maori All Blacks squad has been announced, featuring four Blues players in the line-up and two Blues coaches in the coaching team. Billy Guyton, Akira Ioane, Kara Pryor and Ihaia West have been named in the 26-man side, announced today by New Zealand Rugby Maori Board acting chairman Peter Goldsmith. Also included is Blues […]

12 Oct 2016

Join the Blues Club

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12 Oct 2016

Lifting the lid on mental skills

A few weeks ago, we published a story about our Mental Skills Coach Kylie Wilson and the importance of mental training at the Blues. Today we dive a little deeper in to Kylie’s role and gain some insight in to how the team trains their minds for optimal performance on and off the field. As […]

05 Oct 2016

Respected coach to lead skills

Photo courtesy of www.ellisrugby.co.nz Highly respected coach Dave Ellis will return home to take up a fulltime role as skills coach at the Blues. Ellis, from Putaruru, returns on the back of coaching at the Connacht club in Ireland who won the Guinness Pro12 title for the first time last season. He ventured overseas when […]

29 Sep 2016

Experienced prop returns to Blues

Experienced prop Pauliasi Manu will move back home to play for the Blues in the Investec Super Rugby Championship next season. The Tongan-born Aucklander was called in to the All Blacks as stand-by cover late in their successful Rugby World Cup campaign last year. Manu, 28, who played 50 games for Auckland between 2008 and […]