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

10 Feb 2016

2016 Blues Open Day

The 2016 Blues Open Day, proudly supported by BNZ, is just around the corner on Saturday February 20 and filled to the brim with fun activities for the whole family. There’ll be bouncy castles, the nib vertical bungee, BNZ prize draws, KFC and Placemakers rugby games, Alexandra Park pony rides and bumper ball on offer. […]

04 Feb 2016

Ranger excites in Blues nine-try romp

Rene Ranger took no time returning to his block-busting best to ignite the Blues nine try romp over the Melbourne Rebels. It marked the opening pre-season match for the Blues in a free community game with thousands packed in to Pakuranga Rugby Club at Bell Park to witness the 59-7 win. Ranger, who only came […]

03 Feb 2016

Blues fit and ready for rebels

The Blues will utilise all of the fully fit squad in the opening pre-season match against the Melbourne Rebels on Thursday. The match is a free game for the public, to be held at Bell Park at Pakuranga United with kick-off at 5.30pm. It is the first hit-out of the season for the Blues, and head […]

03 Feb 2016

True Blues member wins big

For True Blues member and avid Blues fan Joel Stockley, rugby is poetry in motion. He describes each position as players on a chess board, each move surprising the crowd and keeping him on the edge of his seat – especially the first five. “My favourite position is always the number 10, just seeing what […]

02 Feb 2016

Blues men shine at Wellington Sevens

Following a brilliant performance at the 2016 Wellington Sevens tournament where he was named Player of the Final, Akira Ioane has secured a spot in the All Blacks Sevens squad for the upcoming Sydney Sevens. The Blues loose forward excelled throughout the two-day tournament, scoring five tries, making 10 line breaks and 19 carries. His […]

27 Jan 2016

Blues return to roots for Rebels match

It will be a case of back to the future for the Blues who begin their Super Rugby season with a pre-season match against the Melbourne Rebels at Pakuranga on 4 February. The Blues, with the support of the Pakuranga United Rugby Club, will host a free game at Bell Park on Thursday 4 February […]

27 Jan 2016

RuFIT study on offer

The RuFIT Study is returning to the Blues in March, offering male rugby fans the chance to train like the Blues. It’s a custom-designed healthy lifestyle programme for men looking to improve fitness and to reduce cardiovascular risk. Participants will learn from Blues coaches, have access to our new Blues gym at Alexandra Park and […]

19 Jan 2016

Day two of Under-17 camp

The Blues hosted 50 young rugby players at HQ on Friday for day two of our Under-17 Development Squad Camp. The sun was out on the Alexandra Park infield, providing a perfect training location for the Blues squad and a great vantage point for the developing players to see their senior counterparts in action. The […]

18 Jan 2016

Blues to open with free game against Rebels

The Blues will kick off their 2016 Super Rugby season with a free admission game in Pakuranga next month. They will play the Melbourne Rebels in their first pre-season match at the Pakuranga Rugby Club on Thursday 4 February, the Blues announced today. The Blues are pleased to reach out to the Auckland community with […]

13 Jan 2016

Super foods for Super Rugby

Team nutritionist, Dave Shaw, is now in his third season helping get the team on track with their diet. He’s on hand at training sessions to assist with the gruelling preseason, as well as improving body composition, which often includes packing on the muscle and dropping skinfolds To help maintain performance on the field, Dave […]

13 Jan 2016

Make the cut

We’re all about community here at the Blues and the start of a new year is always a great opportunity to connect with our fans. Last year we released a  video that was shown at each of our home games and captured our players out and about in the community. This year we want you […]

05 Jan 2016

Blues return for 2016

After a two-week break from team training, the squad is back together at Blues HQ to continue the pre-season grind together. The morning started off with a 1200-metre Bronco running test, followed by fitness and skills training. First five speedster Piers Francis took out the post-Christmas fitness title, finishing his bronco in 4 min 29. Head […]