The Blues will head north to Whangarei in February for one of three pre-season fixtures in preparation for the 2013 Investec Super Rugby competition.
The Blues will play the Reds in Queensland to kick-start their pre-season before visiting franchise partners Northland on February 9 to take on the Waratahs at Toll Stadium.
They will then head south to Queenstown to face the Highlanders before the competition starts the following week against the Hurricanes in Wellington.
The Blues’ pre-season fixtures are:
V Queensland Reds Queensland k/o 7.40pm
V Waratahs Toll Stadium, Whangarei k/o 2.30pm
v Highlanders Queenstown Events Centre k/o 5.30pm