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

28 May 2016

Sacred Heart storm ahead

A dominant Sacred Heart side stormed ahead to a 40 – 13 victory over Kelston at Eden Park tonight, acting as the KFC Curtain Raiser for Blues v Crusaders.  The opening half was an evenly matched affair. Both Kelston and Sacred Heart got underway with a try-a-piece in the opening 15 minutes. Sacred Heart’s kicking […]

26 May 2016

KFC Curtain Raiser: Kelston v Sacred Heart

Kelston Boys’ High School First XV will meet Sacred Heart College First XV at Eden Park this Saturday (28 May), playing the KFC Curtain Raiser ahead of Blues v Crusaders. Come on down to the garden for the 5.05pm kick-off and then stay on for the big showdown at 7.35pm. KELSTON TEAM LIST: 1 Abraham Falani  […]

26 May 2016

Pryor gets start in settled side

Northland’s Kara Pryor comes off the reserves’ bench to make his first start in the Investec Super Rugby clash for the Blues against the Crusaders at Eden Park on Saturday. Pryor has played nine games this season as a replacement where he has made a considerable impact. He comes in to the starting line-up to […]

25 May 2016

Blues v Crusaders clash

Saturday night is chalked up to be one of the most exciting games of our season, and it’s not just because the squad is back on home soil. The annual Blues v Crusaders clash has returned to Auckland, a rivalry that spans the Super Rugby competition and brings out the best in both sides. Paul […]

25 May 2016

Post-tour Injury Report

After 22 days away from home, six flights and three bruising games, the team has returned home to begin prep for Saturday’s match against the Crusaders.  Before we hit the ground running towards one of our biggest games of the season, team doctor Stephen Kara needed to conduct a post-tour medical check. The results are […]

22 May 2016

Blues dig deep to bag 6th win

The Blues defended with pride and purpose to grab a 17-13 victory over the Force in another rain-affected Investec Super Rugby clash at nib Stadium in Perth. After racing to a 17-3 halftime lead on the back of two outstanding counter-attack tries, the Blues spent much of the second half on defence, and nearly half […]

19 May 2016

Ladies, save the date

Ladies, listen up! We’ve introduced a new membership called True Blues Sapphire. To sample the special treatment our True Blues Sapphire members receive, we have this special introductory offer; Platinum covered seat at Blues v Brumbies on Friday 8 July Platinum covered seat at Blues v Waratahs on Friday 15 July (Ladies Night) Entry to […]

19 May 2016

Bekhuis returns to bolster Blues lineout

Super Centurion Josh Bekhuis will make a welcome return when the Blues take on the Western Force in the Investec Super Rugby clash in Perth on Saturday. A calf strain sidelined Bekhuis from last week’s loss against the Lions in Johannesburg, but he returns to guide the Blues’ lineout fortunes. It is the only change […]

18 May 2016

Blues Partner hopes award will inspire

The Blues congratulate long-time partner and community man, Jason Witehira, for his recent recognition at the Aotearoa New Zealand Māori Business Leaders Awards. The New World Victoria Park owner was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Māori Business Leaders Award on Friday night (13th May) in recognition of his community and Māori engagement. Jason has been a […]

18 May 2016

Diversity and Rivalry

The Blues have one more away game against the Force this Saturday before they return for the much anticipated Blues v Crusaders clash, a rivalry that has roots as deep as rugby in New Zealand.  One of the earliest provincial rugby memories is from 1906, when Auckland defeated Canterbury 29-6 to take home the Ranfurly […]