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.

31 OCTOBER 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.

01 NOVEMBER 2018

Five players to watch

We’re not ones to play favourites, but here’s five players we think our fans will want to follow in 2019.

News

15 Mar 2017

Blues visit Papatoetoe

Patrick Tuipulotu, Charlie Faumuina, Of Tu’ungafasi and a host of other players brought Blues in the ‘burbs to Papatoetoe Rugby Club on Monday night. A fantastic time was had by all, as our players ran some fun skills and drills sessions with the kids and even organised an epic game of rippa rugby. Blues in […]

30 Mar 2017

Largely unchanged side to host Western Force

The Blues are sticking with a largely unchanged line-up when they host the Western Force at Eden Park on Saturday. There are only two changes from the starting line-up that beat the Bulls last weekend, with the game at the earlier time of 5.15pm kick-off. Young flanker Blake Gibson gets a break after a highly […]

15 Mar 2017

Brightly coloured laces to promote diversity

You might notice something a little bit different in our game against the Crusaders on Friday night, as players from both sides look to celebrate difference and send a message of inclusivity on and off the rugby field. New Zealand Super Rugby teams have swapped laces with members of their local communities to wear in […]

01 Mar 2017

Meet the team at Blues in the ‘burbs

Blues in the ‘burbs is back and better than ever in 2017, offering fans a chance to meet and mingle with their favourite players. That’s right. Every week during the month of March, the team will be hitting local rugby clubs across Auckland to sign autographs, pose for selfies, and run rugby skills and drills […]

24 Mar 2017

Three Bulls to watch out for this Saturday

Due to the quirks of the Investec Super Rugby conference system, we haven’t faced the Bulls for almost two years. A lot has changed since that hard-fought 23-18 victory over them at Eden Park, so we’ve cast a critical eye over the South African side’s talent pool and picked three of their players to watch […]

21 Feb 2017

Blues launch Best Foot Forward

The Blues have joined with new partner Yakult to launch a community programme that recycles boots for youngsters who might otherwise be precluded from playing rugby. Blues and All Black legend Keven Mealamu is spearheading the ‘Best Foot Forward’ initiative – also known as ‘BFF’ for short – to collect pre-loved boots for re-distribution to […]

22 Mar 2017

U20s take on Argentina

The Blues Under-20 team complete their campaign with an international clash against Argentina Under 20s tonight at Waitemata Rugby Club in Henderson. Kick off is at 7pm. The visitors are on a three-match tour of New Zealand, playing against the Hurricanes, Blues and Chiefs in preparation for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Tbilisi, Georgia […]

22 Mar 2017

Westie Pies Secondary School 10s on this weekend

Blues fans heading to our match against the Bulls couldn’t ask for a better rugby entrée than the Westie Pies Secondary School 10s Tournament. Kicking off from 12pm this Saturday on the outer fields of QBE Stadium, 12 schools from across the Blues rugby region will be battling it out for the boys’ division title, […]

24 Feb 2017

Seven-try opener in Melbourne

An aggressive steel-door defence in the second half led to an outstanding seven-try 56-18 victory for the Blues over the Rebels in Melbourne to open the Investec Super Rugby competition. A late intercept try by Rieko Ioane gave the Blues a stuttering 25-15 halftime lead, closed by a further penalty to the home side in […]

03 Mar 2017

Hard night in Hamilton

After a historic first victory in Melbourne a week ago, the Blues faced a cruel reality check in Hamilton tonight, losing 41-26 to a merciless Chiefs side. The Blues conceded a try within ten minutes from a lineout drive, and then another to Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie on 21 minutes, but indiscipline from the Chiefs […]

15 Mar 2017

Blues v Crusaders Super Rugby Preview

In 29 matches between the two most successful New Zealand sides in Super Rugby history, the victories are split 18 to 11 in favour of the Crusaders, including one grand final victory apiece (the Crusaders in 1998, and Blues in 2003). However, since 2013 it’s been all one-way traffic as the Crusaders marched to a […]

17 Feb 2017

Impressive Blues beat Chiefs at home

A thoroughly impressive Blues side capped off its pre-season in the best possible way tonight, beating the Chiefs 26-14 at our training ground in Alexandra Park. The soggy pitch couldn’t dampen the fiery encounter, which was played at home base after the earlier closure of Shadbolt Park at Suburbs Rugby Club forced the sudden relocation […]