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

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 […]

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 […]