We’re ramping up to our final four games of the 2015 Investec Super Rugby season – all of them at our home stadium Eden Park!
You might’ve heard about our upcoming move to Alexandra Park. What you may not know is that the development will feature beautiful new apartments and one could be yours! Read on to see how the new Blues HQ is tracking and how you can get even closer to the action.
Three Blues in black
Akira Ioane, Blake Gibson and Tevita Li have been selected in the 28-man squad. Blake has just returned from the Oceania Rugby Junior Championship in Australia where he co-captained the team to a three from three win record.
Also of note is the Blues U20 and Development squad members who have made the team: Liam Polwart, Mitchell Karpik, Mitchell Hunt, Tinoai (TJ) Faiane and Isi Tu’ungafasi, the younger brother of Blues prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi, and a developing star in his own right.
Head coach Scott Robertson as well as assistant coaches Leon MacDonald and Tana Umaga will lead the team with Scott calling the Oceania tournament the perfect preparation for the World Championship.
“We really got to test our combinations and to put the boys under some pressure in both the tournament environment with short turn arounds between games, and the competition for positions,” he said.
They were now looking ahead to the World Championship in Italy.
“We’re excited to finally settle on our squad which we believe has the ability to perform at this tournament. We’ve think we’ve got the balance right between experience and talent to give us the best opportunity to do well.
“The World Rugby Under 20s is a unique opportunity for these boys to perform well on a world stage,” he said.
The Under 20 squad assembles on 22 May at Mt Maunganui before they depart for Italy. Tevita’s final game for the Blues will be this Friday against the Bulls at Eden Park, while Akira and Blake will be with us until the match against the Hurricanes.
1B schools step up to big leagues
His team qualified for the 1B competition two seasons ago and have been making incremental gains each year. This year’s goal is to make the top eight of the season.
Live, breathe Blues
Alexandra Park recently launched its ë223 Green Lane West’ urban village. The high-end mixed-use development includes a number of apartments on freehold unit titles.
For sale are a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom residences encompassing various plan types as well as a small selection of terraces and some spectacular penthouses.
The stunning display apartment will give dedicated Blues supporters a chance to experience first-hand the sheer quality on offer. Each residence comes with a stunning entertainer’s kitchen complete with Bosch appliances as well as beautifully designed bathrooms.
Alexandra Park is excited that the Blues training centre will be open by the end of the year and say; given there will also be a practice field in the middle of the trotting track, the location is ideal for Blues fans.
Future residents can expect a range of views including overlooking Alexandra Park, Mt Eden, across Auckland to the city, the water, One Tree Hill, Cornwall Park and surrounds.
Much emphasis is being put on the development’s urban design, public spaces, great access to public transport links and the fact it’s in the much sought after double grammar zone as well as al fresco dining, great public spaces and retail outlets.
While the display suite is now open to the general public seven days a week from 12pm – 4pm, Alexandra Park is keen to give Blues family and fans priority.
To register your interest and secure an appointment time with the sales team please visit www.apliving.co.nz or phone 0800-275-484.