20 FEBRUARY

Nanai makes UK move at season’s end.

Blues winger Melani Nanai, 25, has signed a three-year contract to continue his rugby career in UK and will play for the Worcester Warriors in the Gallagher Premiership next season.

14 FEBRUARY 2019

Akira Ioane chalks up 50th cap for Blues

While just 23 years of age, outstanding No8 Akira Ioane will celebrate his 50thgame for the Blues in Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby opener against the Crusaders at Eden Park.

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01 Feb 2019

Blues Chairman Announcement

Highly respected sports director Don Mackinnon is the new Independent Chair of the Board of the Blues Super Rugby club. Mr Mackinnon takes over from Tony Carter, who has been in the role since the Blues became a standalone organisation in 2013. Mr Carter, who announced his intention to stand down in the middle of […]

18 Jan 2019

Block Party at the Blues

The Block Party, presented by BNZ, is at Alexandra Park in Epsom. Kicking off at 11am.

16 Jan 2019

Tickets On Sale

Fans can buy individual seats for any of the eight Blues’ homes games for the 2019 Investec Super Rugby Championship from today.

07 Dec 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. Co-Captains Blake Gibson and Patrick Tuipulotu will share the role of leading the Blues team for the upcoming Investec Super Rugby season. The pair have proven captaincy experience in the Mitre 10 Cup, having recently […]

06 Dec 2018

Replacements assemble for preseason

A number of additional players assembled with the squad for preseason training last week. 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. The 13 current replacement players are […]

30 Nov 2018

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. We’ve got an exciting season ahead, kicking off in the opening weekend on Saturday 16 February against the 2018 champs and southern rivals, the Crusaders.  With 7 home games at […]

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 […]