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

24 Jun 2016

Blues enjoy 11-try win

The Blues shook off the three-week break for the international window with an 11-try outing against the Northland Barbarians in Whangarei. The home side, using the match as the final trial before selection of the Northland side for the Mitre 10 Cup competition, were aggressive on defence and attack until they ran out of gas […]

22 Jun 2016

Team named for N’land Barbarians

A team of 27 has been named to play the Northland Barbarians, providing new and established players alike with the opportunity to test out combinations ahead of the return to Super Rugby on July 2.   The team to play the Northland Barbarians is: 1 Sam Prattley (FR) 2 James Parsons (FR) (C) 3 Sione […]

21 Jun 2016

Players to meet Whangarei fans

If our 2016 squad is anything to go by, Northland certainly knows how to raise high-quality rugby players. Kara Pryor, Matt Moulds, Jack Ram, Sam Nock and Namatahi Waa all played for Northland and have earned contracts with the Blues for 2016. When the opportunity arises to train and play in the area, we like […]

15 Jun 2016

Coaches in June window

The June international window is an opportunity for a number of our players to gain crucial international experience. It’s also a time for our coaching staff to observe other rugby teams, coach national sides and develop their own skill set before the final three rounds of regular competition. Paul Feeney has been working with the […]

14 Jun 2016

Coastguard fundraiser

The Blues are proud to support Coastguard, the charity that’s saving lives at sea.  To serve a city surrounded by water, Coastguard needs to be on their game. 24/7, 365 days a year Coastguard volunteers are out on the water helping stranded boaties and rescuing people in danger.    The team does an amazing job […]

08 Jun 2016

Players go international

The June international window is giving Blues players a chance to represent New Zealand and other nations in tournaments all around the world. The outstanding Ioane brothers left the Blues squad at the end of April to join the Sevens world and to compete in the Paris and London legs of the HSBC World Rugby […]

08 Jun 2016

Two forwards sign for 2017

The Blues Super Rugby organisation has today announced that Counties Manukau lock Jimmy Tupou will join the club in 2017. Tupou will be joined by former Blues Under-18 player Alex Hodgman, with both players moving back north from the Crusaders. Tupou, 23, has earned 25 Super Rugby caps for the Crusaders since 2013 and played […]

08 Jun 2016

Northland Barbarians to take on Blues

The Northland Rugby Union has announced it will host the Blues who will play against a Northland Barbarians team this month. The Investec Super Rugby Championships takes a break during June for the international window, with the Blues however in full training, and using the game to kick-start the final three matches in the competition-proper. […]

03 Jun 2016

Countdown begins for Blues v Lions

The much-awaited New Zealand Lions Series is just 12 months away, after the milestone was marked with a ceremony at Eden Park. The Blues region plays host to the Lions for their two opening matches next year – against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians at Whangarei on 3 June and the Blues at Eden Park […]

01 Jun 2016

SBW to join Blues for 3 years

The Blues are excited to welcome Sonny Bill Williams to the club for the next three years. This was announced by New Zealand Rugby today with Williams to commit to the All Blacks and to the Blues through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Blues Head Coach Tana Umaga said Williams’ influence will be significant […]

29 May 2016

Four Blues named in ABs

Prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi is one of six newcomers named in the All Blacks for the three June internationals against Wales in New Zealand. Ofa is one of four Blues named by the All Black selectors today, joined by Jerome Kaino, Charlie Faumuina and Patrick Tuipulotu. Also George Moala is on stand-by as injury cover for […]

28 May 2016

Blues just miss out in Round 14

It may have been billed as the match between the top and the bottom of the New Zealand Conference, but they were difficult to separate when the Crusaders edged the Blues 21-26 at Eden Park. The home side displayed a rock-solid and aggressive defence which shock the Crusaders through much of the first half, stopping […]