17 Feb 2020

development team schedules released

The next generation of Blues hopefuls get their campaign underway when the Ganellen Blues Under 20s take on their Hurricanes counterparts in Napier on Saturday February 29. It is the first of three games in the campaign that includes a home and away series against the Chiefs Under 20s. A wider training group of 42 […]

24 Mar 2017

Smurfs: The Lost Village Competition Ts&Cs

Terms and Conditions Entry into the prize draw is by texting a unique code that will be communicated at the Blues vs Force game on 01 April 2017. At least one person travelling must be over the age of 21 years. Accommodation is based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years sharing a […]

Michael Collins

Michael, a complete utility who can play midfield, wing or fullback, attended Otago Boys High School. He captained the 1st XV and was selected for New Zealand Schools in 2011. He was first selected for Otago in 2012  at the age of 19 and has played more than 50 times for the southern province. He […]

Matt Matich

Born and raised in Northland, he graduated through Mt Albert Grammar in Auckland and was the first recipient of the John Drake memorial Scholarship to Auckland University. Matich played for the University RFC. He represented Auckland in 2015 before moving back to Northland where he has played since. He is a Rugby Development Officer for […]

17 Feb 2020

Two key players off injury list for South Africa tour

Two players including All Black Rieko Ioane have come off the injury list to join the 27-strong Blues squad that is en route to South Africa. The Blues will take on the Bulls in Pretoria and the Stormers in Cape Town over the next two weeks in Investec Super Rugby. Ioane and Otere Black are […]

Matt Moulds

Matt is an outstanding hooker and captain for the Northland Taniwha. He is a tall and athletic player, who moved from loose forward to hooker. He debuted for Northland in 2013 and by 2015 had earned the  title of captain. He was selected by Gordon Tietjens for the NZ Sevens side in 2014, the same year […]

12 Feb 2020

Excited, ready and waiting for Crusaders’ challenge

The Blues are excited to return home to Eden Park to host defending champions Crusaders in the traditional barn-burning Investec Super Rugby clash on Friday night. The two teams have a traditional rivalry like no other, including the 24-22 thriller decided after fulltime at Eden Park last year. “When the Super Rugby schedule comes out […]

20 Feb 2017

BEST FOOT FORWARD

Best Foot Forward is a program to gift recycled rugby boots to youngsters who might otherwise miss out on playing rugby.   One in three New Zealand children live in poverty and cost is the biggest barrier to children playing sport. We don’t want youngsters to miss out on the joys of team sport because […]