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

06 Apr 2016

Matenga, Prattley to start

Lock Hoani Matenga will make his first Super Rugby start for the Blues when they take on neighbours the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday. Matenga, who has played for Otago and Wellington, has been a real asset to the Blues this year, earning his start after strong performances off the bench. He will start as […]

06 Apr 2016

Round 6 Big Shot Winners

The Blues enjoyed a hard-fought 24-16 win over the Jaguares last Saturday night at QBE Stadium. For Blues Big Shot players around the country, the off-field competition was just as fierce. Punters at QBE, throughout Auckland and across New Zealand were guessing each place kick from the game to see whether the kicker would slot […]

02 Apr 2016

Blues repel Argentine challenge

The Blues withstood a forceful Jaguares side from Argentina to come away with a 24-16 victory at North Harbour Stadium. The home side scored two tries to one in a game that became scrappy at times in a very physical game. After taking time to get into the game, the Blues fought back to hold […]

02 Apr 2016

Mt Albert, Kaipara proves best in Westie Pie School 10s

Mt Albert Grammar repeated their victory while Kaipara College won the inaugural female competition at the 2016 Westie Pie Invitation Secondary School 10s Tournament. The competition attracted 27 schools, a significant increase from the inaugural competition last year, hosted by the Blues and North Harbour Rugby at North Harbour Stadium. The boy’s semifinals and final […]

31 Mar 2016

10s Draw

Draw correct at time of publication. BOYS DIVISION TEAMS Pool A: De la Salle, Whangarei, Massey, Alfriston, St Pauls Pool B: Westlake, Manurewa, Tangaroa, Orewa, Mt Roskill Pool C: Mt Albert, Aorere, Rangitoto, Pukekohe, Avondale Pool D: Sacred Heart, Otahuhu, Kerikeri, Pakuranga, Mahurangi GIRLS DIVISION Pool A: Southern Cross, Tangaroa, Manurewa, Harbour Composite Pool B: […]

31 Mar 2016

A kiwi welcome at QBE

As you know, New Zealanders are big on ingenuity. Chuck us some number 8 wire, a tin of reduced cream and some onion soup mix, a few Kiwi anthems and we’ll be off singing our nation’s praises from top to bottom of the world. Of course, our Argentinian visitors the Jaguares might not be as […]

31 Mar 2016

Francis makes Super Rugby debut

English-born back Piers Francis will make his first Super Rugby appearance when the Blues host the Jaguares at North Harbour on Saturday. The 25 year old, sidelined with a foot injury since pre-season, will play in the midfield alongside Rene Ranger who makes his return. Francis played for Saracens for four years before moving to […]

23 Mar 2016

Exclusive app launched

True Blues Members App update: Congratulations to True Blues member, Thomas Evans, who has won a PS4 and a copy of the Rugby Challenge 3: All Blacks Edition, by downloading the True Blue membership app. Enjoy Thomas! Members, make sure you sign up for the app using the code sent out via email.   The Blues have launched […]

23 Mar 2016

Prize winner report

True Blues member Joel Stockley and his wife Suzanne were the winners of this year’s member’s prize draw, rewarded with a trip to Brisbane to see the Blues play the Reds at Suncorp Stadium. We caught up with Joel to hear his perspective on the trip and what insights he learned from the team. “We […]

23 Mar 2016

Bye week injury report

Blues captain Jerome Kaino will be out of competition for the next three to four games due an AC joint injury from Saturday’s Reds v Blues game.  The number six received a direct blow over the joint while tackling Reds player Karmichael Hunt in the 59th minute.  Kaino was escorted off the field and team […]