23 Mar 2016

Bye week injury report

Blues captain Jerome Kaino will be out of competition for the next three to four games due an AC joint injury from Saturday’s Reds v Blues game.  The number six received a direct blow over the joint while tackling Reds player Karmichael Hunt in the 59th minute.  Kaino was escorted off the field and team […]

20 Mar 2016

Blues salvage draw in overtime

The Blues salvaged a draw after scoring 10 points in the final 10 minutes with only 14 players against the Reds in Brisbane. After an enterprising start, the Blues succumbed to a high number of handling mistakes at key moments and were on the wrong side of a 14-7 penalty count, mostly as a the […]

17 Mar 2016

Ioane to start, Bekhuis to earn 100

Blues lock Josh Bekhuis joins illustrious company when he celebrates his 100th appearance in Super Rugby against the Reds in Brisbane. It is his 18th game for the Blues after playing 82 times for the Highlanders. The only change in the forward pack from the team named against the Hurricanes is the return of Patrick […]

17 Mar 2016

Bekhuis hits the century

Blues lock Josh Bekhuis joins illustrious company when he celebrates his 100th appearance in Super Rugby against the Reds in Brisbane. The 29 year old becomes the 46th New Zealand player to chalk up 100 Super Rugby caps and the 11th player who has played for the Blues to reach the milestone. He becomes just […]

16 Mar 2016

Doc graduates to teacher

Every Super Rugby team doctor is required to hold a Level 3 certification in Immediate Care. In layman’s terms, the doctors need to competently assess and deal with on-field emergencies like spine injuries, haemorrhage, fractures and dislocations, and airway obstructions from trauma. The qualification is compulsory, but not many in New Zealand Rugby have the […]