12 Sep 2015

Storm star returns to rugby with the Blues

Former Auckland schools rugby star, Matt Duffie, an NRL player with the Melbourne Storm for seven years, will return to rugby after signing with the Blues for the 2016 Super Rugby competition. Auckland-born Duffie, who played college rugby at St Kentigern College and Auckland Schools, was picked up by the Melbourne Storm as an 18-year-old […]

09 Sep 2015

Now and then: Eroni Clarke

When seven-year-old Eroni Clarke sat with his father watching All Blacks winger Bryan Williams dart across the try line, he was captivated by the game. The sodden rugby field, the giant players, the distinctive black jersey – all marked the beginning of a dream that would span this young boy’s life. Ask anyone and you’ll […]

09 Sep 2015

Training tips: team nutrition

With all the commentary out there about healthy eating and diet advice, it can be hard to know what to follow. So we thought we’d chat to Blues dietitian Dave Shaw to see what advice he gives to players. What are nutrition experts around the world endorsing right now? It’s all about eating real food […]

09 Sep 2015

Ranger Danger

Back in March, we announced that Ranger Danger (aka Rene Ranger) would be returning to Auckland in 2016 after a two-year stint at French club Montpellier. It’s an understatement to say our Blues fans were delighted, not to mention North Harbour who gained the explosive back for this year’s ITM Cup season. Rene has described […]

31 Aug 2015

Auckland coach appointed to Blues

Auckland ITM Cup head coach Paul Feeney was today named as the Assistant Coach for the Blues, starting at the conclusion of the ITM Cup competition. Feeney completes the new coaching group for the Blues under head coach Tana Umaga, taking specific responsibility for the backs attack and skills. He joins new defence coach Alastair […]

30 Aug 2015

Four Blues in black for RWC

Four Blues men have been selected in the All Blacks squad for the Rugby World Cup 2015. Charlie Faumuina, Jerome Kaino, Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock will travel over to England to help the All Blacks defend the Web Ellis Cup. The squad was unveiled by New Zealand Rugby Chairman Brent Impey in front of […]

26 Aug 2015

Shutting up shop

It’s not often you hear about a nation-wide bank closing up shop for a day. And yet BNZ has been doing it every year since 2009. They call it Closed For Good and it’s a way for staff to give back to their community. This year BNZ will Close for Good on September 2 and […]

26 Aug 2015

Think you can analyse the Blues’ game?

Until recently, coding and rugby were played on two entirely different fields. One existed in cyberspace, the other on a grass field. As the game has evolved and rugby analysis has advanced, we’ve seen these two fields merge. Our Video Analyst, Troy Webber, is strengthening this relationship, using his knowledge of the game and Information […]

26 Aug 2015

Now and then: Justin Collins

Justin Collins, or Gus as he is known throughout rugby, was not your typical Kiwi kid. Born in Tasmania, he moved to Whangarei in 1984 at the age of 10. Upon arrival in New Zealand, the Australian, who was raised on Aussie Rules, initially thought rugby was “just a strange game.” “The whole passing backwards […]

25 Aug 2015

Mealamu to take up ambassador role

The Blues believe that New Zealand Rugby could not have selected a more appropriate candidate as an Ambassador for the sport in Auckland than Keven Mealamu. The All Black, Blues and Auckland hooker, who has played a record 175 Super Rugby appearances and 126 tests to date, has officially announced his retirement from the sport […]