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

17 Dec 2015

Jaguares welcomed to Super Rugby

The Unión Argentina de Rugby (UAR) held a press conference today in which the Jaguares were presented as the official Argentine franchise that will compete in Super Rugby from 2016. Along with the club’s name, the UAR also unveiled the logo, jersey, team management, captain and complete squad. The team will commence training from January […]

16 Dec 2015

Blues players to the rescue

It was an Active Lifestyles week to remember for Onehunga High School student Leilani Andrew. The Year 10 joined her friends and classmates for a hike around Rangitoto Island last Friday, the same day that the Blues squad were finishing off a week’s training by running up the mountain. The students were excited to see […]

16 Dec 2015

Next generation Blues

While the squad is training full-time to get the most output before Christmas, our High Performance Team is welcoming in the next generation of developing players to the Blues community. 47 young players arrived at Alexandra Park on Saturday for the first of an initial two-day Under-17 Blues camp to introduce the talented youngsters and […]

14 Dec 2015

World Cup star Sa’u joins Blues

Japan’s World Cup star Male Sa’u will join the Blues in Super Rugby this season. The Auckland-born utility back, has signed a one-year contract to play for the Blues. The 28-year-old former Counties Manukau player is a replacement for Dan Bowden, who has been granted an early release by mutual consent to pursue rugby opportunities […]

10 Dec 2015

Local lad launches jersey

Getting a day off school to meet Blues captain and All Black Jerome Kaino is many kiwi kids dream – a dream that became reality for nine-year-old Gladstone Primary School pupil Sam Ryan and his dad Todd on Monday morning. The duo was invited to Auckland Grammar’s Old Boys Pavilion to help Jerome and other […]

08 Dec 2015

O’Connor making waves in England

Former Blues flanker Brendon O’Connor has received the nod from former England rugby captain Lewis Moody. After three seasons with the Blues and winning the 2015 Players’ Player of the Year Award, O’Connor took up an offer to play for Leicester Tigers in the English Premiership. O’Connor has already made a strong impact on England […]

07 Dec 2015

Story behind the jersey

After much anticipation, the 2016 Blues Super Rugby jersey has been launched with each of the colours and design elements reflecting certain parts of the Blues family and culture. The intricate design seen on the front left chest is an evolution of the current Pasifika style design, weaving in elements of the three regions that […]

02 Dec 2015

Meet the Blues this pre-season

The Blues’ pre-season has kicked off with the players assembling at Alexandra Park last Thursday to meet the coaches and get to know each other before getting stuck into screenings and team training at Millenium Institute. The 2016 pre-season features a number of open training sessions and special events. Make sure you lock in some […]

02 Dec 2015

Now and then: Angus Macdonald

Nine months ago, Angus Macdonald and his partner Mariska welcomed their first son Felix into the world. Little does Felix know, but both his father and grandfather were All Blacks.  “No pressure,” said Angus with a laugh. We caught up with the new dad and former Blues loose forward to see how he first entered […]

02 Dec 2015

Spotlight on locks

We’ve named five locks in our 2016 squad, each player showing remarkable skill in both lineout catches and at the breakdown. We talk to Blues Forwards and Contact Coach Glenn Moore about why each second rower was selected and what they’ll be bringing to the table in the new season. PATRICK TUIPULOTU After bowing out […]

30 Nov 2015

White Appointed Auckland Head Coach

The Blues are pleased to hear of Set Piece coach Nick White’s selection as Head Coach of the Auckland Rugby side in 2016. The Northlander comes from a strong history of both playing and coaching rugby. He started as prop in 1999 with the Taniwha at the age of 21 and made the Blues squad […]

30 Nov 2015

Blues Under-17 squad selected

The Blues have selected 54 young rugby players for the 2016 Blues Under 17 Development Squad. The young players from the Blues region have been selected based on their character qualities, rugby specific abilities and physical attributes. They will attend a one-day development camp in December followed up with a second one-day development camp in […]