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 Dec 2016

Photos: Mt Victoria workout

Take a sneak peek at the team’s pre-season training session atop Auckland’s Mount Victoria, and also check out this short video from the day.

14 Dec 2016

Photos: Ludus Magnus workout

Check out these pictures from the Blues’ brutal pre-season training session at Ludus Magnus School of Training in Auckland, and see our week 1 pre-season wrap-up video for more.

25 Jan 2017

Photos: Blues/U17s Skills Session

On day two of the Under 17 Development Camp, Blues players took time out of pre-season training to lead position specific skills sessions with the young players.

12 Dec 2016

Future Blues get taste of pro rugby

Blues stars of the future were greeted by some of the club’s current best and brightest on day one of the 2017 Under 17 Development Camp. 46 promising young rugby players from around Northland, North Harbour, and Auckland visited the Blues High Performance Centre on Saturday 10 December, where they were given their first taste […]

29 Nov 2016

Early call for reinforcements

The Blues have called on a number of replacement players to fill the void in the early stages of the Investec Super Rugby pre-season. All Blacks do not join Super Rugby squads until January, while Maori All Blacks also make a later start, and some players are still rehabbing from injuries. There are seven players […]

01 Dec 2016

Hosts Up First At Brisbane Rugby Tens

The Blues will take on hosts the Reds in front of a packed-out Suncorp Stadium in their first match at February’s Brisbane Global Rugby Tens. The opening match of Pool B – the third match of the opening day on Saturday February 11 – will be the latest chapter in a rivalry that harks back […]

16 Nov 2016

Injured Blues back on deck

The Blues will welcome back their long-term injured players ready for the start of the 2017 Investec Super Rugby season. Former New Zealand Under-20 star TJ Faiane and fan favourite Rene Ranger are progressing well in their rehabilitation. Both suffered season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injuries earlier this year and both have faced long term rehabilitation […]

02 Nov 2016

Experienced players return for 2017

With 25 of their most experienced players returning, the Blues are hoping to pick up from where they left off in the 2017 Investec Super Rugby Championship. The returning players announced in the squad today have an average of 29 Super Rugby caps each for the Blues. Additionally the Blues have attracted some experienced players […]

01 Aug 2017

Windback Wednesday: the day Doug Howlett broke the try scoring record

As he has done on numerous occasions throughout his decorated rugby career, Blues star Doug Howlett walked from the field on Saturday night with a smile on his face after guiding his side to yet another victory.

14 Nov 2016

New website updates

During the off-season, we’ve been busy updating our website with some extra player information, archived articles and team history. We’ve collected a couple of pointers to help you navigate the website, beginning with our Past Players. There are 258 players who have pulled on a Blues jersey and you can see a short bio for […]

26 Oct 2016

U17 squad announced for 2017

We’re pleased to announce the under 17 players who have been identified as players with future potential and selected for the 2017 Blues Under 17 Development Squad. Blues High Performance Manager Tony Hanks led a team of talent identification staff from Northland, North Harbour and Auckland, who were tasked with selecting the 55 young players from […]