27 Apr 2016

Hira Bhana Potato Olympics

2016 marks the year of the 31st Olympic Games, the four-yearly competition that unites the world in a common pursuit of athletic and international glory. Following close behind in grandeur and tradition is the annual Hira Bhana Potato Olympics, coming to Eden Park this Saturday. The Potato Olympics have been running for three years, offering […]

22 Apr 2016

BLU v REB family special

On Saturday, 30 April, we’re inviting rugby-loving families to join us at Eden Park for Blues v Rebels. Kick-off is at the family-friendly time of 5.15pm. This week only, we’ve got an extra special ticket offer for families which includes the chance to go in draw for your children to run out with the Blues. $50 […]

20 Apr 2016

Lock signs with Lyon

At 2.02 metres tall and 116 kg, Josh Bekhuis has cast an imposing shadow across the Super Rugby competition since joining the Blues in 2015. Now, more than seven years since starting his Super Rugby career with the Highlanders, Bekhuis is set to move abroad. The lock signed a two-year contract with French club Lyon […]

20 Apr 2016

Injury Update: Round 8

We’re midway through the 2016 Super Rugby season and given the physical nature of the game, it’s no surprise that there have been a number of injury concerns as we enter the second half of competition.  Centre Rene Ranger suffered an ACL rupture to his left knee Saturday night after a tackle from Sharks counterpart […]

20 Apr 2016

Tuipulotu recommits until 2019

New Zealand Rugby and the Blues are delighted to announce that lock Patrick Tuipulotu has recommitted to New Zealand Rugby through until the end of the 2019 season. Twenty-three year old Tuipulotu, who played seven Tests for the All Blacks in 2014 and 26 games for the Blues, has been recognised for his high work […]

16 Apr 2016

Ioane sparks Blues victory

A piece of magic from teenager Rieko Ioane sparked the Blues who posted their third victory of the Investec Super Rugby Championship with a 23-18 win over the Sharks at Eden Park. The All Blacks Sevens star produced a solo try from over 40m out that gave the Blues the lead for the first time […]

16 Apr 2016

MAGS trumps Kaitaia

The build-up to Round 8’s KFC Curtain Raiser was somewhat different to a normal Auckland schools head-to-head. Kaitaia College First XV, who had travelled down from Northland, were billeted out with members of the MAGS team, continuing a recent emphasis on the relationship between Northland and Auckland  Kaitaia head coach Carl Mehana said the players […]