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

14 Apr 2016

Settled look to Blues side

There is a settled look to the Blues side for their Investec Super Rugby match against the Sharks at Eden Park on Saturday. There are only two changes from the side that lost narrowly to the Chiefs last weekend. Lolagi Visinia returns from injury to regain his place at fullback, with his kicking game considered […]

15 Apr 2016

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13 Apr 2016

Blues saddened by passing of Haiu

New Zealand Rugby today joined with the Blues and Auckland Rugby players, coaches and management to express their sadness with news of the passing of former Blues and Auckland player Kurtis Haiu. Kurtis had been suffering from a rare form of bone cancer which prematurely ended his promising rugby career. He played 53 times for […]

13 Apr 2016

Kaino birthday comp winner

We received plenty of amazing submissions for the Jerome Kaino birthday poetry competition, but there could be only one winner. After much deliberation, Jerome has selected his winning poem from the competition. Congratulations to Gillian Johnson, who submitted the poem below. She was inspired by Jerome’s book writing efforts and channelled Will Smith in Men In Black for her […]

13 Apr 2016

Blues A finish season with draw

A 24-all draw against Chiefs A on Friday before Round 7’s Blues v Chiefs game marked the conclusion of the Blues A programme for 2016.  Blues players have had significant representation on the Blues A team, alongside 17 leading provincial players from Northland (5), North Harbour (5) and Auckland (7). The A team won games […]

13 Apr 2016

2016 Blues combine

Blues HQ was opened up to 44 North Harbour and Northland rugby players over the weekend for the 2016 Blues Under-18 Combine. Following the successful launch of the Combine concept with Auckland 1B schools in 2015, the programme was extended to Northland and North Harbour schools. The Under-18 players spent the day learning Blues values, […]

11 Apr 2016

Pulu signs for 2017

All Blacks Sevens playmaker and leading halfback, Augustine Pulu will play for the Blues next season. The 26 year old from Auckland is currently recovering from a broken arm as he pushes for a place in the New Zealand sevens side for the Rio Olympics. Pulu, who has played two Tests for the All Blacks […]

08 Apr 2016

Blues come close to upset

A gallant Blues side came close to stopping the Chiefs’ winning run, going down 23-29 at Hamilton Stadium. The Blues led 20-10 early in the second half and 20-15 with 30 minutes remaining. But the Chiefs fought their way back into the game with two tries to regain the ascendancy. All Black Brodie Retallick charged […]

07 Apr 2016

CHI v BLU head-to-head

The Blues head south today to Waikato for Round 7 of the 2016 Super Rugby season. Take a look at some of each team’s stats from the previous 6 rounds, plus some head-to-head stats between the two. The Blues are undefeated in their last two matches (W1, D1), they’ve not gone three matches without loss […]

06 Apr 2016

Blues A team announced

The squad for Friday’s Blues A v Chiefs A development game down at Waikato Stadium has been announced. The team is made up of Blues squad members and regional development players who have impressed in recent A games and provincial union programmes. The team will be coached by North Harbour Head Coach Steve Jackson and […]

06 Apr 2016

Birthday comp

It’s Jerome Kaino’s birthday today and we’re celebrating with a special Blues News competition. To write his book My Story, Jerome needed to get his creative juices flowing, and we want you to do the same. To be in to win a signed copy of Jerome’s autobiography and a special Blues prize pack, we’re inviting you to write a birthday poem for […]