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

30 May 2018

Barfoot & Thompson back Little Blues on Eden Park

The Little Blues are back – with a helping hand from foundation Blues sponsor, Barfoot & Thompson. With our special family theme to the Investec Super game against the Rebels, it was the ideal time to bring back a Little Blues Rugby tournament prior to the Blues match against the Rebels. Four teams from the […]

28 May 2018

What’s in a name? 

New Zealand Rugby and the Investec Super Rugby clubs, the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders are encouraging fans, supporters and each other to learn the correct way to say people’s names. With teams based in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina and Japan and matches being played those five countries as well as Fiji […]

24 May 2018

NZ U20 trio commit to the Blues

The Blues continues to invest in youth for 2019 and beyond after announcing that three members of the New Zealand Under-20s rugby team will play for the club in Super Rugby next year. Harry Plummer, Tanielu Tele’a and Hoskins Sotutu, among the seven players from the Blues region in the New Zealand Under-20 side, have […]

23 May 2018

Leon MacDonald Excited By Blues Challenge

The 56-Test All Black, and current Tasman coach Leon MacDonald is already excited about his move to the Blues for the 2019 Super Rugby season. Leon was named last week as the assistant coach for the Blues under coach Tana Umaga for 2019. In fact he played for the Crusaders in 2003 Super Rugby final, […]

23 May 2018

A Big Tick in the Leger – Orbyn Leger

A young man who came into the Blues as a two-week replacement and has now earned five caps as a starter including an eye-catching try. Twenty-one-year-old Orbyn Leger from Counties Manukau has earned his stripes not only with his excellent performances on the park, but his impressive work ethic on the training ground. Leger was […]

19 May 2018

BLUES VS CRUSADERS HIGHLIGHTS – 2018 SUPER RUGBY – ROUND 14

BLUES VS CRUSADERS HIGHLIGHTS – 2018 SUPER RUGBY – ROUND 14

17 May 2018

Line-up to host the Crusaders

The Blues has a more settled and experienced look to its team to take on the Crusaders in the Investec Super Rugby clash at Eden Park on Saturday night. Pauliasi Manu is reunited in the front row with James Parsons and Ofa Tuungafasi, with the trio sporting 213 Super Rugby caps between them. The change […]

16 May 2018

Umaga and MacDonald to lead Blues in 2019

The Blues and New Zealand Rugby (NZR) have today announced that Tana Umaga will have his role as Head Coach extended by a further 12 months to the end of the 2019 Investec Super Rugby season. The club and national body also announced that Tasman Mako Head Coach and former Crusaders Assistant Coach, Leon MacDonald […]

14 May 2018

BLUES AND BNZ GIFT BOOTS

Blues players and staff volunteers from BNZ enjoyed a busy afternoon as they ensured some 600 pairs of used rugby boots were made fit for new owners. It is part of the Blues Best Foot Forward program which, in association with major partner BNZ, re-purposes used boots donated by the public. The boots were cleaned […]

09 May 2018

Ofa & SBW back in Blues to play Hurricanes

Fresh from re-signing with the Blues for another three years, prop Ofa Tuungafasi returns to the front row to play the Hurricanes at Eden Park on Friday night. He is joined by fellow All Black Sonny Bill Williams in making a return to the Blues starting line-up – Tuungafasi having missed three games and Williams […]

09 May 2018

Blues stars of the future in NZ U20s

The five young players who trained with the Blues under the ITC (Interim Training Contract) programme this season have been named in the New Zealand Under-20 team to contest the World Rugby Championship this month. Harry Plummer, Robb Cobb, Waimana Riedlinger-Kapa, Hoskins Sotutu and Tanielu Tele’a were named in the 28-strong New Zealand side to […]