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

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 […]

12 Jun 2018

No break and earlier start for Super Rugby in 2019

An earlier start and no break will make for a significant change to the 2019 Super Rugby competition, announced by SANZAAR. The competition begins on 15 February 2019 with the final on Saturday 6 July, and with no June international window because of the Rugby World Cup in Japan later in the year, Super Rugby […]

20 Sep 2018

NEW NZR APPOINTED DIRECTORS

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) have appointed former All Black and Auckland Rugby Coach and life-time member of Auckland Rugby John Hart, current New Zealand Rugby Board member Richard Dellabarca and current NZR Rugby Committee member and former government Minister and Cabinet member Sam Lotu-Iiga to the Blues Super Rugby Club Board. The three appointments are […]

12 Jul 2018

Team named for Crusaders v Blues

The Blues will aim to give long-serving star Jerome Kaino a fitting send-off in his final game for the club when they take on the champion Crusaders in his last Investec Super Rugby clash in Christchurch on Saturday. Kaino, who heads to France after the season, will play his 139th game for the Blues on […]

05 Jul 2018

Team named for Blues v Hurricanes

Jerome Kaino will become the second most capped Blues player when he starts in Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Wellington. Kaino, who heads to France after the season, will play his 138th game for the Blues on Saturday, to go past Tony Woodcock, and sit second on the all-time Blues list […]

26 Jun 2018

All Blacks return for Jerome’s last home game

The Blues welcome back All Blacks Rieko Ioane and Ofa Tuungafasi for Friday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Reds on Friday at 7.35pm. The match will be Jerome Kaino’s final home game on his beloved Eden Park where he has many of his best and most memorable rugby occasions. Kaino, who made his Super […]

25 Jun 2018

Kaino to reach 137 caps in his last game at Eden Park

The Blues recently warmly welcomed its latest debutant in 20-year-old loose forward Sione Havili, Blues No 288. Joining in that greeting was Blues No 116, Jerome Kaino, who had a similar reception as a fresh-faced 20-year-old back in 2004. In two weeks, Kaino will complete his 15-year journey with the Blues where – injury aside […]

21 Jun 2018

Win a double pass to All Blacks vs Australia

On Friday 29 June the Blues take on the Reds at Eden Park. It’ll be a big night for our legendary # 6, Blues player number 116, Jerome Kaino. 14 years after his debut on Eden Park against the Reds as a fresh faced 20 year old in 2004, he will play his 137th match for […]

06 Jun 2018

Tumua Manu From Samoa to Super Sub

Exciting winger Tumua Manu has more than seized his chance of playing for the Blues. He’s played four Super Rugby games and has scored a try in three of those games. Tumua, who stands 1.83m and 97kgs, is a former Samoan age representative who decided to try his chances in New Zealand Rugby in 2015. He […]

01 Jun 2018

Sonny Bill Williams has Knee Surgery

All Blacks and Blues midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of rugby for several weeks with a knee injury. Williams aggravated an old knee injury this week and Blues medical staff said an x-ray on Thursday showed a loose piece of bone in his knee joint. He will undergo keyhole surgery today in […]

31 May 2018

LINE-UP: Blues vs Rebels at Eden Park this Saturday

The Blues welcome back prop Alex Hodgman to the starting line-up for Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Rebels at Eden Park at the earlier time of 5.15pm. Hodgman is back after a wrist injury which has sidelined him for nine games. The other change in the pack sees Northland captain Matt Moulds make […]

12 Jun 2018

Mahurangi to host Backyard Battle

Rugby fans will get a chance to check out all of the talent in the Blues region with a special game of three-30s at Warkworth later this month. The Blues along with the provincial teams from Northland, North Harbour and Auckland, will take part in a special Backyard Battle at Mahurangi Rugby Club on Wednesday […]