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

04 Aug 2016

Meet our Physio

nib has teamed up with the Blues to bring rugby fans the ‘Experience of a Lifetime’. To celebrate the competition, we sat down with the Blues physio Mark Plummer. What is your role and what do you do with the Blues? I have a nine month contract each year with the Blues. I work alongside […]

01 Aug 2016

5 Blues named for Rugby Championship

Five Blues players have been selected for the All Black squad ahead of the 2016 Investec Rugby Championship and another two have been invited to train at the All Blacks camp, as announced by NZ Rugby today.  The All Blacks selectors, Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox, named Charlie Faumuina, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, […]

20 Jul 2016

Blues U18 defeat Chiefs U18

After a week of skills training, rugby education and exposure to professional sport at camp, the Blues Development Under-18 players were ready to step on to the field and test out what they’d learned.  They were given the opportunity on Sunday, with two games against Chiefs Under-18 players at Onewa Domain.   Each team was […]

16 Jul 2016

Blues U18 teams to play Chiefs U18

The Blues have named two Under 18 teams to play the Chiefs at Onewa Domain on Sunday, marking the conclusion of the Under 18 camp that has been running this past week. All the players that are fit and available from camp will be playing in one of two teams, named after the mountains that […]

04 Aug 2016

Tens challenge lies ahead

  The Blues will be out to show they will be genuine contenders in 2017 when they take they next take field at the inaugural Brisbane Global Tens in February, says star forward Jerome Kaino. Played at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on February 11 and 12, the Brisbane Global Tens features all 10 New Zealand and […]

19 Jul 2016

Big Shot winner’s kick sails wide

Blues’ centre Piers Francis seemingly had his golden boots on for Friday night’s 34-28 win over the Waratahs at Eden Park, but sadly, the same good fortune wasn’t the case for Keaton Pronk, winner of the Blues Big Shot Challenge backed by TAB. The Titirangi resident and Senior Insolvency Manager had a shot at goal […]

15 Jul 2016

Dogged defence leads to win

While dazzling attack paved the way against the Brumbies last week, the Blues earned a final victory for the season based on whole-hearted defence with a 34-28 win over the Waratahs at Eden Park. The Blues finished their first season under head coach Tana Umaga with eight wins, six losses and one draw. Umaga has […]

20 Jul 2016

Win tickets to SKYCITY Theatre

Thanks to SKYCITY Auckland, we have four double-passes to see the movie Mercenary on Thursday, July 28! To be in the draw, send us an email with your contact details by 3pm, Monday, July 25.

15 Jul 2016

Southern Cross run away with win

Friday night’s KFC Curtain Raiser was a repeat of the 2015 Auckland girls XV final between Southern Cross and Otahuhu, with Southern Cross once again proving too strong, taking the win 17-10. Initially, the game was in Otahuhu’s hands. Centre Fune Vainga scored eight minutes in to the game and the ball was steadily encroaching […]

14 Jul 2016

Southern Cross v Otahuhu

Friday night is Ladies’ Night at the rugby, which means we’re kicking things off with a girls 1st XV KFC Curtain Raiser, between Otahuhu College and Southern Cross Campus.  The curtain raiser kicks off at 5.05pm and the teams are as follows:   SOUTHERN CROSS CAMPUS 1          Luti Sikoloni 2          Theresa Tangitau 3          Lucy Teofilo […]

13 Jul 2016

Blues focussed on final round

The Blues are focussed on closing out their season on a high note in their Investec Super Rugby match against the Waratahs at Eden Park on Friday. While the team took a night off to honour their annual award recipients this week, they have quickly re-focussed in their bid for further improved form in Friday […]