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

16 Mar 2017

Blues A in action this weekend

Talented first five-eighth Stephen Perofeta is set to start for the Blues A team this weekend against the Chiefs. He’s one of four NZ U20s representatives in the team, alongside Jordan Trainor, Hapakuki Moala-Liava’a, and Sam Nock, who will captain the side. They’ll play alongside Rene Ranger who will gain valuable game time on the […]

15 Mar 2017

Three changes for Crusaders clash

The Blues have made three changes and one positional change to their team to take on the Crusaders in Christchurch on Friday. Up front, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti comes back in as the starting lock after starting in the first two games, and will partner All Black Patrick Tuipulotu in the second row. Jimmy Tupou will move […]

01 Mar 2017

Blues’ Lions jersey unveiled for Chiefs match

Adidas has unveiled the special edition jerseys that will be worn by New Zealand’s Super Rugby teams during the upcoming British and Irish Lions series. The Blues jersey will be worn for the first time in this Friday’s round-two clash with the Chiefs in Hamilton, before we become the first Investec Super Rugby club to […]

11 Mar 2017

Blues fall agonisingly short

The Blues came agonisingly close to winning at Eden Park tonight, eventually losing 12-16 to a desperate Highlanders side looking for its first victory of the season. They made the visitors earn it, forcing them to make 40 more tackles. The home side fought tooth-and-nail right up until the bitter end, hammering repeatedly at the […]

09 Mar 2017

All Blacks return to starting line-up

The Blues have named six All Blacks who will make their first start of the Investec Super Rugby season to play the Highlanders at Eden Park on Saturday. Co-Captains James Parsons and Jerome Kaino are named in the pack that also sees a start for prop Charlie Faumuina and lock Patrick Tuipulotu. There’s a further […]

15 Mar 2017

Photos: Blues Club Q&A Evening

Blues Club members got a rare opportunity last week to quiz Head Coach Tana Umaga about everything from pre-game meals to which player has the worst taste in music. He was just one of the panellists at the exclusive evening hosted at our High Performance Centre, alongside Chief Executive Michael Redman, High Performance Manager Tony […]

09 Mar 2017

Blues v Highlanders Super Rugby Preview

Since the start of Super Rugby, the Blues and Highlanders have faced off in competition 27 times, with the wins split 16 to 11 in favour of our boys in blue. Most recently, in round one last year, the Blues beat the Highlanders 33-31 in a highly entertaining encounter at Eden Park. The lead changed […]

02 Mar 2017

U20s prepare for Canes

Our top two sides are aiming to follow in the footsteps of the Blues under-20s when they face the Chiefs in Hamilton tomorrow. Last weekend the U20s survived a massive comeback to beat the Chiefs 33-26 at Manukau Rugby Club, starting and finishing the match strongly with tries to JP Sauni, captain Dalton Papalii (pictured), […]

01 Mar 2017

Blues v Chiefs Super Rugby Preview

Since 1996 and the formation of Super Rugby, the two sides have faced off in competition 26 times, with the Blues winning 10 of those encounters, and the Chiefs the other 16. The Blues were dominant in the early days of the competition, having never lost to the Chiefs during the first four years of […]

08 Mar 2017

Blues in the ‘burbs begins

A little bit of rain wasn’t going to stop us from dropping by Auckland University Rugby Club last night to meet and mingle with loyal Blues fans. Relocated inside the clubrooms because of the weather, Augustine Pulu, Sam Prattley, Akira Ioane, and a whole host of others played games with the more than 100 kids […]

08 Mar 2017

Q&A with Ihaia West

Talented first five-eighth Ihaia West is back in 2017 and rearing to go. Since the last time we saw him in a Blues jersey, the Hawkes Bay native has represented his home province in the Mitre 10 Cup and been on tour with the New Zealand Maori. We caught up with him ahead of our […]