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

04 Feb 2014

Hayden Triggs called into Blues squad

Former Maori All Black lock Hayden Triggs has been called into the Blues squad to replace Culum Retallick.

03 Feb 2014

Marshall pleased with first hit-out for Blues

Benji Marshall made an impressive start to his Blues career on Saturday, playing 40 minutes against the Hurricanes in a pre-season trial. We caught up with Marshall to find out how he enjoyed his first game of union in over 10 years

03 Feb 2014

KFC announces Super Rugby sponsorship

KFC today announced its sponsorship of the five New Zealand Super Rugby teams in this year’s Investec Super Rugby competition, which kicks off on February 15.

02 Feb 2014

Kirwan gives Blues tick of approval despite loss

Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan gave his side and new recruit Benji Marshall a big tick of approval following their pre-season hit-out against the Hurricanes in Masterton on Saturday.

01 Feb 2014

Late try sinks Blues in Masterton

A late try to lock James Broadhurst snatched a 38-35 victory for the Hurricanes over the Blues in an encouraging first pre-season hit-out in Masterton today.

31 Jan 2014

Q&A with Benji Marshall

On the eve of Benji Marshall’s first game for the Blues, we caught up with him to find out how he’s handling the nerves, adapting to rugby union and what his expectations are for the game against the Hurricanes.

30 Jan 2014

nib backs the Blues

Two days out from their first pre-season match of the year, the Blues 2014 season is shaping up well both on and off the field following the announcement of a major sponsorship deal with nib today.

30 Jan 2014

Benji Marshall to start at 10 for the Blues

Star recruit Benji Marshall has been handed the number 10 jersey for the Blues’ opening pre-season match against the Hurricanes in Masterton on Saturday.

29 Jan 2014

Nonu motivated to perform for the Blues

Ma’a Nonu re-joined the Blues squad yesterday along with the rest of the All Blacks, and while an injury will delay his return to the field, he’s excited about being back at the franchise.

28 Jan 2014

Blues fan photoshoot competition!

Calling our most passionate Blues fans! We’re looking for a few fans to feature in our billboard campaigns and press ads for the upcoming season.

17 Jan 2014

Doorey excited by wealth of backline talent

The excitement in Grant Doorey’s voice is palpable. On a scorching hot day on Waiheke Island, the Blues assistant coach looked on as the backs ran through their attacking strike moves.

14 Jan 2014

Blues on the lookout for new lock

The Blues are on the hunt for a new lock after experienced campaigner Culum Retallick was ruled out for the season with a knee injury.