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.


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.


07 Oct 2015

Now and then: Doug Howlett

Most remember Doug Howlett as the curly-haired Blues winger who could zip down the side of the paddock and knock off a one-two number with his brother-in-arms Carlos Spencer. He left New Zealand in 2008 while still at the top of his game and devoted five years to the Irish club Munster, before a shoulder […]

07 Oct 2015

Moving forward: Patrick Tuipulotu

Patrick Tuipulotu has a bright career ahead. The 22-year-old lock has already earned seven caps for the national side, sparked by a break-out 2014 season with the Blues. Just like most professional rugby players, Patty’s career progression isn’t linear. While he was shining out on the field, his range of movement was hampered by a […]

07 Oct 2015

10 for 10 with Mark Plummer

For the past 20 years, Mark Plummer has been acquainting himself with all manner of professional rugby injuries. He’s been with the Blues for the past seven years and completed his Masters during that time, researching how best to assist Jumper’s Knee issues. Today, Plums shares his top tips for keeping the team, and individual […]

07 Oct 2015

10 for 10 with Mark Plummer

He’s the man our Blues men turn to before and after a gruelling day on the paddock. Today, Blues physio Mark Plummer shares his tips on keeping strong and healthy, even when injury gets you down.

07 Oct 2015

Moving Forward: Patrick Tuipulotu

After three months confined to crutches, Patty is back in to phase two of rehab. We chat with our All Black lock about his training post surgery.

01 Oct 2015

Faumuina, Kaino to start against Georgia

Charlie Faumuina and Jerome Kaino will be starting against Georgia in the All Blacks’ third pool match of the Rugby World Cup at Millenium Stadium, Cardiff on Friday night (Saturday, 8am NZT). Tony Woodcock and Keven Mealamu will support from the bench. The team is: (with Test caps in brackets): 1. Wyatt Crockett (42) 2. […]

01 Oct 2015

Faumuina, Kaino to start against Georgia

Charlie Faumuina and Jerome Kaino will be starting against Georgia in the All Blacks’ third pool match of the Rugby World Cup

28 Sep 2015

Blues to kick-off 2016 season

2016 Blues Season Schedule The Blues are excited to host reigning champions the Highlanders at Eden Park to kick off the 2016 Super Rugby Championship. The 2016 draw, which was released today, features a new-look competition and trophy, as well as the inclusion of a sixth team from South Africa and new teams from Japan […]

23 Sep 2015

Faumuina to start in round 2 of RWC

Charlie Faumuina will make his first Rugby World Cup start, while Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock will support from the bench in the All Blacks’ second pool match on Thursday. The All Blacks will face Namibia in their second pool match of Rugby World Cup 2015 at The Stadium, London, on Thursday 24 September (Kick-off […]

23 Sep 2015

Now and then: Sam Tuitupou

It’s been eight years since Sam Tuitupou pulled on the Blues jersey. Almost nine since he played for the All Blacks. And yet his teammates and former coaches have not forgotten the impact this small and powerful number 12 had on the field. Former Blues and All Blacks coach Graham Henry said that Sam’s game […]

23 Sep 2015

Off the field, into the classroom

Injured Blues back rower Steven Luatua is entering stage two of his rehabilitation programme with Blues’ medical and strength and conditioning staff. The team’s vice-captain dislocated his shoulder in round 14 of the 2015 Super Rugby season. Steven opted for shoulder reconstruction surgery in June, pulling himself out of a bid for the All Blacks’ […]

23 Sep 2015

10 for 10 with Jason Price

Jason Price brings precision and intensity to the Blues’ gym training – he spent more than a decade in the military as a physical training instructor before transferring to civilian life at Ludus Magnus. For the past three years he’s been with the Blues, helping the team increase strength out on the paddock. Let’s start […]