2 September 2020

Umaga extends his coaching stay with Blues coaching team

28 August 2020

North Harbour captain returns home to sign for the Blues

Outstanding North Harbour loose forward Dillon Hunt will return home to Auckland to join the Blues in Super Rugby after four seasons with the Highlanders.

7 August 2020

Tuipulotu awarded major honours

6 August 2020

Young Canterbury lock heads north

Sights set on Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy

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31 Jul 2020

Sights set on Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy

The Blues have named an unchanged squad to head south in search of the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy in their Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa clash against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Sunday afternoon. The only change is a swap in the front row where All Black Karl Tu’inukuafe, fully recovered from a niggling hamstring, has […]

01 Aug 2020

Double international to join sister club in Japan

The close relationship between the Blues and the Honda Heat club has led to double international Matt Duffie signing with the Japanese side. Duffie and his family will join the Honda club, the first player to transfer between the two clubs since the Blues began a coaching and performance relationship. The 29-year-old was contracted out […]

24 Jul 2020

Key roles for Gibson and Barrett

Two Blues players – Blake Gibson and Beauden Barrett – will make key appearances in Sunday’s Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Chiefs at Eden Park on Sunday. Barrett, the two-time world player of the year, will make the first of his six starts for the Blues at first-five while Gibson returns after a […]

17 Jul 2020

Kick For A KIA

16 Jul 2020

B.O.P trio earn starts for Hurricanes

The Blues will take a largely unchanged line-up to Wellington to start the second half of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa competition against the Hurricanes on Saturday. A trio Bay of Plenty players are the only changes this week with Kurt Eklund and Aaron Carroll replacing the injured pair of James Parsons and Blake Gibson in […]

09 Jul 2020

Powerful line-up heading south

The Blues have named arguably their strongest team for the top of the table match against the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday. The pack is unchanged from the side that beat the Highlanders before the break, with two changes in the backs. Halfback Finlay Christie and second-five Harry Plummer will start after coming off the […]

07 Jul 2020

Exciting winger signs for another two years

Exciting young winger Mark Telea will extend his time at the Blues for at least another two years. The 23-year-old Blues Super Rugby rookie today confirmed he has re-signed until 2022, following on from No 8 Hoskins Sotutu who announced his two-year extension yesterday. Telea has produced some eye-catching stats in the initial seven games […]

06 Jul 2020

Sotutu to extend time with Blues

Fast-developing loose forward Hoskins Sotutu will remain at the Blues until at least 2022. The 21-year-old Sotutu has added a further two years to his initial contract after joining the Blues in 2019, having come through the organisation’s development programme, playing for Auckland and New Zealand Under-20s. He has been a standout in Investec Super […]

25 Jun 2020

Unchanged starting line-up for Landers

On the back of two straight wins, coach Leon MacDonald has resisted any change to his starting line-up for the third round of the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa against the Highlanders. The Blues will host the southerners at Eden Park on Saturday, with a 7.05pm kick-off. MacDonald said a number of the squad have pressed […]

18 Jun 2020

Power pair return to take on Chiefs

All Black loose forwards Dalton Papalii and Akira Ioane return to the Blues starting line-up for Saturday’s second round of the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa against the Chiefs in Hamilton. They are the only changes from the team that accounted for the Hurricanes 30-20 in the first-round clash at Eden Park. Papalii, who came off […]

16 Jun 2020

Tuipulotu signs through to 2023

New Zealand Rugby and the Blues have secured the key signature of All Blacks lock and Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu who has re-signed through until the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The news comes hot on the heels of the successful opening weekend of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa which saw Tuipulotu’s Blues beat the Hurricanes 30-20 […]

12 Jun 2020

Selection headaches for Hurricanes clash

Blues head coach Leon MacDonald has had his toughest selection job to decide his team for the opening match of the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa. MacDonald said ‘Competition for selection has been intense throughout a number of positions’, as the Blues prepare to meet the Hurricanes at Eden Park on Sunday afternoon. “It has been […]