19 April 2021

Ganellen Blues U20s bag 11 tries in dynamic display

14 April 2021

Plenty at stake against Highlanders

4 April 2021

Ganellen Blues U20s edged by Crusaders

8 April 2021

Exciting Ganellen Blues squad named for U20 tournament

The Blues have named an exciting and talent-laden squad for the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa Under-20 tournament starting in Taupo on Sunday.

4 April 2021

Ganellen Blues U20s bag warm-up win

The Ganellen Blues Under-20s enjoyed an encouraging shakedown ahead of the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa Under-20 tournament with a win over their Chiefs counterparts near Pukekohe.

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22 Jan 2021

Blues Footy Fest promises fantastic fanfare

The Blues invite fans and rugby followers of all ages to kick off the 2021 season in real style at the inaugural Blues Footy Fest. The Blues Footy Fest is set for Eden Park on Saturday 20 February, and highlighted by the re-rematch against the Crusaders, after the final game of the Super Rugby Aotearoa […]

15 Jan 2021

Ganellen confirmed as development team’s naming partner

The Blues have found a kindred spirit as they plan a long-term restoration of their regional development programme. Ganellen Construction have confirmed their support as naming partner of the Blues Development teams and the soon-to-be-announced development programme. Ganellen has been operating in New Zealand for 11 years. In that time, they have been associated with […]

14 Dec 2020

Tahs and Force to visit Eden Park

The Blues are set to host the NSW Waratahs and the Western Force in Auckland in the Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman competition in May and June next year. New Zealand and Australia rugby unions jointly announced the draw for the trans-Tasman competition which is due to take place after two rounds of the Sky Super […]

03 Dec 2020

2021 squad named

The Blues are determined to ensure their progress in 2020 was no aberration after naming their squad for the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa competition. The squad includes 12 current or former All Blacks and two Samoa World Cup players in their 38-strong squad that comprises seven rookies. Strong performances in 2020 led to Alex Hodgman, […]

30 Nov 2020

Coaching group extend roles

The Blues have received a major boost in next year’s Super Rugby competition and beyond with all five coaches extending their stay at the organisation. Defence coach Tana Umaga had already announced his extension at the Blues to join head coach Leon MacDonald, with forwards coach Tom Coventry and back attack/skills coach Dan Halangahu confirming […]

10 Nov 2020

Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa Returns

The Blues are excited at the prospect of a second Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa competition after the 2021 draw was announced today. The 2020 SRA was an unqualified success with sold-out crowds flocking to Eden Park, especially with family-friendly afternoon kick-offs. Additionally Blues games attracted significantly increased television audience numbers and social media following. “It […]

22 Oct 2020

Laulala moves back home

All Blacks prop Nepo Laulala today confirmed he will play his Super Rugby for the Blues for the next two years. Samoan-born Laulala, educated in Auckland at Mt Albert Grammar and Westley College, wanted to be closer to family in Auckland with his wife Loriana and son Cassius. “My wife and I felt the time […]

19 Mar 2021

Experienced line-up for clash with Crusaders

Coach Leon MacDonald has selected an experienced and largely unchanged Blues team to host the Crusaders at Eden Park on Sunday. It has been strengthened with the return of All Black prop Alex Hodgman, and the experienced quartet of lock Josh Goodhue and loose forward Blake Gibson, with midfield leader TJ Faiane and halfback Finlay […]

20 Oct 2020

NZ Secondary Schools laden with Blues talent

Following on from a successful Under 18 Camp earlier this month, 14 players from the Blues region have been named in teams for the 2020 New Zealand Secondary Schools and New Zealand Barbarians Schools teams.   Despite having significantly less game time due to regional coronavirus restrictions, both teams feature a strong contingent of talent […]

22 Sep 2020

talent from throughout region converge for U18 Camp

Ten female players are among the group of promising under-18 rugby talent from the Blues region to take part in the annual NZ Barbarians-Blues Development Camp next week. The easing in the Covid conditions means the three-day camp will go ahead at Mount Albert Grammar School from Monday 28 September. The camp will include sessions […]

02 Sep 2020

Umaga extends his coaching stay with Blues coaching team

Blues defence coach Tana Umaga has extended his stay at the franchise until the end of the 2021 Super Rugby season. This brings Umaga into line with the rest of the Blues coaching group of head coach Leon MacDonald, forwards coach Tom Coventry and backs/skills coach Daniel Halangahu. Umaga joined the Blues as head coach […]

28 Aug 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. The North Harbour captain has made two appearances for the All Blacks with his debut in Japan in 2018 and he was one of the standout performers in Super Rugby […]