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

16 Oct 2015

RWC Quarter-final squad announced

Blues man Jerome Kaino will start, while Charlie Faumuina and Keven Mealamu will support from the bench in the All Blacks’ much anticipated quarterfinal against France at Millenium Stadium, Cardiff at 8am Sunday morning (NZT). The team is (with Test caps in brackets): 1. Wyatt Crockett (44) 2. Dane Coles (33) 3. Owen Franks (75) […]

16 Oct 2015

RWC Quarter-final squad announced

Jerome Kaino will be starting, supported by fellow Blues men Charlie Faumuina and Keven Mealamu from the bench

08 Oct 2015

Moore to lead Black Ferns at World Cup

Blues Assistant Coach Glenn Moore has been appointed Black Ferns Head Coach and will lead the team into the Women’s Rugby World Cup in 2017.

08 Oct 2015

Blues in All Blacks’ last Pool match of RWC

Jerome Kaino, Tony Woodcock and Keven Mealamu will play in the All Blacks’ final Pool match of the Rugby World Cup 2015.

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 […]