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

20 Mar 2014

Crunch time for Blues against Cheetahs

The 2014 Investec Super Rugby may be just over a month old but already the Blues are entering must-win territory as they take on the Cheetahs at Eden Park on Saturday.

19 Mar 2014

Former Blues coach Frank Oliver dies at 65

New Zealand Rugby and the Blues have expressed sadness following the death of former All Black Frank Oliver.

16 Mar 2014

Fast finishing Blues fall short against Lions

The Blues scored five tries in a spectacular 25 minute spell but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Lions as they suffered a 39-36 defeat at Ellis Park.

14 Mar 2014

Last minute victory for Blues Development

The Blues Development team kicked off their season with a last minute, 33-27 victory over the Chiefs Development team.

13 Mar 2014

Marshall to start at 15 against Lions

Benji Marshall will make his first start for the Blues when they take on the Lions at Ellis Park on Sunday morning (kick-off 2am NZT).

12 Mar 2014

Blues Development team named for first match

Blues Development coach Steve Jackson has named an experienced team for their first hit out against the Chiefs Development team at Ardmore Marist tomorrow.

11 Mar 2014

Mealamu returns home with calf injury

Blues hooker Keven Mealamu will return home to New Zealand after failing to overcome a calf injury.

10 Mar 2014

Blues mauled by Bulls

The Blues slumped to a disappointing 38-22 defeat to the Bulls in Pretoria on Sunday morning.

06 Mar 2014

Blues name all-All Blacks front row to face Bulls

The Blues have received a timely boost of front row firepower ahead of their match against the burly Bulls on Sunday morning, with veterans Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock set to make their first starts for the team this season.

04 Mar 2014

Retiree joins Blues squad

At 65, Des Easden is recently retired and spends most of his time with hammer in hand, doing DIY fix-it jobs at the Mt Albert home he shares with his wife. But retirement didn’t stop Des from donning the Blues’ jersey at Eden Park over the weekend!

04 Mar 2014

Under 17s get their first taste of Blues rugby

42 young rugby players had their first taste of professional rugby last weekend when they took part in the 2014 Blues 17 Development Day.

03 Mar 2014

Blues squad to tour South Africa

The Blues have named a 27-man squad for their two week tour of South Africa. Sir John Kirwan’s men play the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday Sunday 4.05am NZT) before taking on the Lions at Ellis Park a week later.