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

11 Jul 2016

Parsons awarded MVP

Team captain James Parsons was honoured with the Most Valuable Player award at the 2016 Blues Awards, held at SKYCITY on Monday night.  The entire Blues organisation voted for the player who they judged to be the most consistent performer during the Super Rugby season. Parsons stepped up to captain the team early in the […]

08 Jul 2016

Blues beat Brumbies with 6 tries

What has been bubbling below the surface, exploded for the Blues who produced a six-try feast in their 40-15 victory over the Brumbies at Eden Park. Their first bonus-point win of the season came with tries of the highest calibre, as they ran the Brumbies off their feet in an outstanding display. The Blues bagged […]

08 Jul 2016

Massey overwhelm Takapuna, 54-5

Photo: Jack Hall, Westlake Boys’ High School Article: Trey Tupu-South, Westlake Boys’ High School The superior strength and running speed of Massey High School saw them secure an overwhelming 54-5 win this week over opposition Takapuna Grammar. Despite the score, each team gained great experience in the 11th round of the XV competition, played as […]

06 Jul 2016

KFC Curtain Raiser: Takapuna v Massey

Round 16’s KFC Curtain Raiser is a classic North Harbour rivalry – Takapuna Grammar will be playing Massey High School at Eden Park, kicking off at 5.05pm. Listed below are each side’s team lists. A Blues v Brumbies game ticket will give you entry to both the KFC Curtain Raiser and the main event at […]

06 Jul 2016

Blues Under 18 Development Squad

The Blues are pleased to announce the 55 players who have been selected for the Blues Under 18 Development Squad and who will be attending the Blues Under 18 Development Squad camp at Mt Albert Grammar School and the Blues High Performance Centre next week. The 55-player squad, which features players from 21 schools in […]

06 Jul 2016

Unchanged line-up for Friday

The Blues will take an unchanged line-up into the penultimate Investec Super Rugby match against the Brumbies at Eden Park on Friday. The team that played with such flare on attack and resilience on defence against the Hurricanes will line-up against the Australians. The Blues will then complete their much improved season against the Waratahs […]

02 Jul 2016

Brave Blues can’t hold ‘canes

It proved the proverbial game of two halves as the Blues came but could not conquer against the Hurricanes. The home side prevailed 37-27 at Westpac Stadium. The Blues were outstanding in the first half, powering over the Hurricanes pack at set-piece and in the open, which gave their dangerous backs plenty of opportunities to […]

30 Jun 2016

Internationals return for Round 15

Internationals Jerome Kaino, Patrick Tuipulotu, Ofa Tu’ungafasi and Male Sa’u return to the Blues line-up for Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes in Wellington. Kaino, Tu’ungafasi and Tuipulotu were involved with the All Blacks series against Wales while Sa’u played for Japan against Scotland. They will be welcome additions to the Blues, who […]

29 Jun 2016

Li moves to “challenge himself”

Blues winger Tevita Li will play for the Highlanders from 2017, looking for an opportunity to move his career forward. “Obviously I will always be grateful to the Blues for giving me start in Super Rugby. I have absolutely enjoyed my time with the Blues, however I am at stage right now where I think […]

27 Jun 2016

Young Northland lock signs for ’17

Young Northland lock and former New Zealand Under-20 representative Josh Goodhue will join the Blues from next year. The 21 year old middle rower, who stands 2m and 116kgs, played for the New Zealand Under-17 team in 2012 and was part of the successful New Zealand Under-20 side that won the World Cup last year. […]