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

15 May 2016

Blues outclassed in driving rain

The Blues came to the high veldt of South Africa looking for a rock-hard ground and dry conditions for running rugby. They came away out-classed in all aspects of the game on a miserably wet night at Emirates Airline Stadium in Johannesburg, beaten seven tries to one in a 43-5 result in their Investec Super […]

12 May 2016

Faumuina to start, Bekhuis rests

The absence of enduring lock Josh Bekhuis is the notable omission from the Blues team to take on South African front runners, the Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday (NZ time). Bekhuis tweaked his calf in the win over the Kings in Port Elizabeth, with the injury not improving sufficiently to play. It will be the […]

10 May 2016

Nock, Trainor named in U20s

Blues players Sam Nock (2016) and Jordan Trainor (2016) have been selected for the NZ Under 20 team to compete in the Under 20 World Championship in Manchester this coming June. Dalton Papali’i (Auckland and Blues U20/A) and Hapakuki Moala-Liava’a (North Harbour and Blues U20s) have also been selected. While the players were notified prior […]

08 May 2016

Blues take bonus-point win

It took five minutes after the hooter for the Blues to chalk up their first bonus victory of the season with a 34-18 win over the Kings at Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth. A turnover five minutes after the siren had sounded and a slick back pass by Billy Guyton led to a try […]

05 May 2016

Moala to earn 50

Twenty-five-year-old George Moala will chalk up his 50th game for the Blues when he starts in the Investec Super Rugby clash against the Kings at Port Elizabeth. Moala will earn the special honour of his 50th cap before he has played 50 games for his provincial side, Auckland. The former Tamaki College and Glenn Innes […]

04 May 2016

Moala, Nanai to start

Midfielder George Moala will play his 50th game for the Blues in their Investec Super Rugby clash against the Kings at Port Elizabeth on Sunday (NZ time). The 25-year-old will be the most capped Blues player in the backline to take on the Kings in the first of the Blues’ three-match tour that includes the […]

04 May 2016

Travelling squad named

  After Saturday night’s 36-30 win over the Rebels at Eden Park, the Blues squad jumped on a plane headed north early Sunday morning for a three-week tour of South Africa and Australia. The travelling team to play the Kings (8 May) and Lions (15 May) in South Africa followed by the Force (21 May) […]

30 Apr 2016

Blues bag 4th win

The Blues managed their fourth win of the Investec Super Rugby season with a six tries to four effort over the Rebels at Eden Park. At 36-18 ahead with 25 minutes remaining, a bonus point victory seemed on the cards, but the visitors fought back, taking advantage of some turnover possession to close within a […]

30 Apr 2016

Otahuhu retains 1A berth

A slow start to the Otahuhu v Liston First XV game was remedied by a number of stunning tries from Otahuhu’s forward pack to put the side up 18-8 by the final whistle at Eden Park. The KFC Curtain Raisers kicked off at the earlier time of 2.50pm at Eden Park on Saturday, but that […]