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

22 Feb 2012

Hobbs to start at 10 against Crusaders

Michael Hobbs has edged out All Black star Piri Weepu and young gun Gareth Anscombe to start at first five-eighths for the Blues in their season opener against the Crusaders at Eden Park on Friday night (kick-off 7.35pm).

20 Aug 2017

Windback Wednesday: King Carlos’ 2003 Highlights

This week we look back to 2003 and highlights of the mercurial Carlos Spencer

01 Sep 2017

Windback Wednesday: Blues v Crusaders 2011

Today we take you back just 12 months to the 2011 season opener against the Crusaders at Eden Park.

27 Aug 2017

Windback Wednesday: Blues v Northern Transvaal 1996

This week we turn our attention to the 1996 semi-final against Northern Transvaal. In front of a bumper home crowd, the Blues smashed their South African opponents 48-11.

17 Feb 2012

The Blues make it three from three

The Blues rounded out their pre-season campaign with a comfortable 29-12 victory over the Highlanders at Unitec on Friday afternoon.

15 Feb 2012

Captain Kevvie back for the Blues

Keven Mealamu will make his first appearance of the year for the Blues when they take on the Highlanders in their final pre-season match at Unitec on Friday afternoon (kick-off 2.00pm)

09 Feb 2012

Weepu to start at 10 as big guns return

Piri Weepu will get his first opportunity to don the Blues jersey and marshal the backline from first five-eighths on Saturday when the Blues take on the Rebels in Melbourne.

07 Aug 2017

Windback Wednesday: Blues v Sharks 1996

In this week’s Windback Wednesday we look back on a match that Sir Graham Henry often talks about as being one of the most pivotal, not only in Blues history but also his own.

22 Mar 2005

Kaino keen to play

After sitting out a two match suspension Blues loose forward Jerome Kaino is fizzing to get back onto the field and make amends for his enforced layoff.

30 Oct 2004

McAlister earmarked for Blues midfield

Despite his wish to play first five-eighth for the Hurricanes, new All Black Luke McAlister has been earmarked for a leading midfield role with the Blues.

29 Oct 2004

Blues Team Named

The following players have been selected in the Blues team for the 2005 Rebel Sport Super 12.