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20 FEBRUARY 2019

20 FEBRUARY

Nanai makes UK move at season’s end.

Blues winger Melani Nanai, 25, has signed a three-year contract to continue his rugby career in UK and will play for the Worcester Warriors in the Gallagher Premiership next season.

14 FEBRUARY 2019

Akira Ioane chalks up 50th cap for Blues

While just 23 years of age, outstanding No8 Akira Ioane will celebrate his 50thgame for the Blues in Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby opener against the Crusaders at Eden Park.

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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 […]

25 Nov 2015

Blues Under-17 squad selected

The Blues have selected 54 local players for the Under-17 squad. Notable Under-17 alumni include 2016 Blues squad members Rieko Ioane and Sam Nock.

23 Nov 2015

2016 Memberships Now Live

We’ve got a new coach, new players and new rewards for our loyal True Blues members.