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

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 […]

23 Sep 2015

Faumuina to start in round two of RWC

Charlie Faumuina will make his first RWC start, while Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock will support from the bench in the All Blacks’ second pool match on Thursday.

19 Sep 2015

Kaino, Woodcock to start in RWC

Tony Woodcock and Jerome Kaino will be starting another Rugby World Cup campaign this weekend, while Charlie Faumuina and Keven Mealamu will support from the bench. The All Blacks opening match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup will take place at Wembley Stadium, London, on Sunday 20 September. Kick-off is at 4.45PM (UKT), 3.45AM (NZT) […]

14 Sep 2015

17 players from Blues U18 in NZ squads

The 2015 New Zealand Schools and Barbarians Schools squads have been announced by New Zealand Rugby. Included in the 52-player roster are 17 Blues Under-18 players from Auckland and North Harbour. The two teams will face one another in Palmerston North on Saturday before New Zealand Schools departs for a three match international series in […]

12 Sep 2015

Storm star returns to rugby with the Blues

Former Auckland schools rugby star, Matt Duffie, an NRL player with the Melbourne Storm for seven years, will return to rugby after signing with the Blues for the 2016 Super Rugby competition. Auckland-born Duffie, who played college rugby at St Kentigern College and Auckland Schools, was picked up by the Melbourne Storm as an 18-year-old […]

09 Sep 2015

Now and then: Eroni Clarke

When seven-year-old Eroni Clarke sat with his father watching All Blacks winger Bryan Williams dart across the try line, he was captivated by the game. The sodden rugby field, the giant players, the distinctive black jersey – all marked the beginning of a dream that would span this young boy’s life. Ask anyone and you’ll […]

09 Sep 2015

Training tips: team nutrition

With all the commentary out there about healthy eating and diet advice, it can be hard to know what to follow. So we thought we’d chat to Blues dietitian Dave Shaw to see what advice he gives to players. What are nutrition experts around the world endorsing right now? It’s all about eating real food […]

09 Sep 2015

Ranger Danger

Back in March, we announced that Ranger Danger (aka Rene Ranger) would be returning to Auckland in 2016 after a two-year stint at French club Montpellier. It’s an understatement to say our Blues fans were delighted, not to mention North Harbour who gained the explosive back for this year’s ITM Cup season. Rene has described […]

31 Aug 2015

Auckland coach appointed to Blues

Auckland ITM Cup head coach Paul Feeney was today named as the Assistant Coach for the Blues, starting at the conclusion of the ITM Cup competition. Feeney completes the new coaching group for the Blues under head coach Tana Umaga, taking specific responsibility for the backs attack and skills. He joins new defence coach Alastair […]