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7 DECEMBER 2018

BLUES ANNOUNCE CAPTAINS FOR 2019 SEASON

The Blues coaching group, led by new Head Coach Leon MacDonald, have today confirmed shared captaincy for the 2019 season.

5 DECEMBER 2018

Replacements assemble for preseason

With the Maori All Black and All Black players assembling late following their respective tours plus, a number of players coming into the preseason with injuries, opportunity is created for an extended group of players.

30 NOVEMBER

Rise Up and join us as a Blues Club member for 2019

Blues fans – it’s time to Rise Up! Memberships for the 2019 Investec Super Season are available now and we’d love you to join us.

15 NOVEMBER 2018

MacDonald to lead re-structured coaching team

Leon MacDonald has today been appointed as the new head coach on a three-year term while retaining the attack portfolio alongside Tom Coventry as the forwards coach and Daniel Halangahu as the skills and back coach. Tana Umaga will take up a two-year contract as an Assistant Coach responsible for defence.

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15 Nov 2018

MacDonald to lead re-structured coaching team

The Blues have restructured their coaching roles for the upcoming Investec Super Rugby Championship. Leon MacDonald has today been appointed as the new head coach on a three-year term while retaining the attack portfolio alongside Tom Coventry as the forwards coach and Daniel Halangahu as the skills and back coach. Tana Umaga will take up […]

31 Oct 2018

Blues promote from within for 2019

With three exceptions, the Blues has looked to its own provincial unions and development programme to complete the line-up for the 2019 Investec Super Rugby Championship. Veteran All Black Centurion, Ma’a Nonu will return to a team he has played for on two occasions and joins with two new signings from Tasman in fellow midfield […]

01 Nov 2018

Five players to watch

Yesterday, coach Tana Umaga unveiled a 38-man squad full of proven talent, rising stars and marquee signings.   We’re not ones to play favourites, but here’s five players we think our fans will want to follow in 2019.   Karl Tu’inukuafe   All Black number 1171 has made a truly remarkable rise.   The 25-year-old […]

30 Oct 2018

Tu’inukuafe’s rapid rise continues

All Blacks prop Karl Tu’inukuafe will officially graduate from the international newcomers’ class of 2018 as one of the world’s best.   The 2018 All Black prop, who shot to fame after a shock call-up as injury cover for the All Blacks during the June international season, has been named one of three World Rugby […]

17 Oct 2018

New Coach Adds Important Skills

Experienced Super Rugby trainer Phil Healey has been named to join the Blues with coaches Tana Umaga, Tom Coventry and Leon Macdonald. Healey, former Chiefs strength and conditioning coach and currently at Glasgow Warriors in Scotland, will join the Blues for the next two years to lead the club’s strength and conditioning programme. Healey was […]

21 Sep 2018

Brothers Ink Long Term Deals

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced that they have secured the key signatures of All Blacks, Blues and Auckland Rugby brothers, Rieko and Akira Ioane, who have both signed long-term contracts with the national body, their Blues club and the Auckland province. 21-year-old Rieko, the current World Breakthrough Player of the Year and nominee for […]

13 Sep 2018

Nonu Returns In 2019

All Black Centurion Ma’a Nonu will return to the Blues for the 2019 Investec Super Rugby Championship. The 36-year-old will bring his rugby career full circle in New Zealand, after playing for Toulon in the French Championship for three years. After deciding it was time to return to New Zealand with his wife Andrea and […]

14 Sep 2018

Ma’a Nonu Interview

15 Aug 2018

Daniel Halangahu to join Blues coaching team

Experienced Super Rugby player and coach, Daniel Halangahu will follow his North Harbour coach Tom Coventry to join the Blues for the next two years. Halangahu will complete his third year as an assistant coach with North Harbour before joining the Blues as the specialist Skills and Lead Backs Coach. The 34-year-old played 74 games […]

26 Jul 2018

Tu’inukuafe signs with the Blues

The Blues and New Zealand Rugby today announced that All Black and North Harbour prop Karl Tu’inukuafe will join the Super Rugby club for the next three years. Tu’inukuafe has enjoyed a meteoric rise in rugby since his debut for North Harbour in 2015. His advancement in the 2017 Mitre-10 Cup under coach Tom Coventry […]

26 Jul 2018

TU’INUKUAFE INTERVIEW

 

16 Jul 2018

Tom Coventry to join Blues coaching team

We can confirm today that current North Harbour coach Tom Coventry is joining the Blues next season as an assistant coach. Coventry will join our coaching group alongside Tana Umaga and Tasman coach Leon MacDonald, who were named in May. The former Waikato player and Chiefs assistant coach is vastly experienced and successful with two […]