01 Nov 2018

Five players to watch

Yesterday, coach Tana Umaga unveiled a 38-man squad full of proven talent, rising stars and marquee signings.   We’re not ones to play favourites, but here’s five players we think our fans will want to follow in 2019.   Karl Tu’inukuafe   All Black number 1171 has made a truly remarkable rise.   The 25-year-old […]

30 Oct 2018

Tu’inukuafe’s rapid rise continues

All Blacks prop Karl Tu’inukuafe will officially graduate from the international newcomers’ class of 2018 as one of the world’s best.   The 2018 All Black prop, who shot to fame after a shock call-up as injury cover for the All Blacks during the June international season, has been named one of three World Rugby […]

26 Apr 2016

Family Zone Pack Prize Draw T&Cs

Instructions, prizes and information on how to enter form part of these conditions of entry. By entering, entrants accept these conditions of entry. The Promoter is the Blues, Blues HQ, 30 Campbells Crescent, Epsom, Auckland 1051. The promotional period begins at 3pm, Friday 22 April 2016 and concludes at midnight, Thursday 28 April 2016. Entries […]

Glenn Preston

Team mates with Ofa Tuungafasi and Jimmy Tupou in the New Zealand Under-20s in 2012, the big loose forward moved to Italy to play professionally for two years. He returned to play for North Harbour in 2016, becoming a key part of a hard-working pack and was rewarded for that hard work and consistent performances […]

17 Oct 2018

New Coach Adds Important Skills

Experienced Super Rugby trainer Phil Healey has been named to join the Blues with coaches Tana Umaga, Tom Coventry and Leon Macdonald. Healey, former Chiefs strength and conditioning coach and currently at Glasgow Warriors in Scotland, will join the Blues for the next two years to lead the club’s strength and conditioning programme. Healey was […]

21 Sep 2018

Brothers Ink Long Term Deals

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced that they have secured the key signatures of All Blacks, Blues and Auckland Rugby brothers, Rieko and Akira Ioane, who have both signed long-term contracts with the national body, their Blues club and the Auckland province. 21-year-old Rieko, the current World Breakthrough Player of the Year and nominee for […]

Jerome Kaino

Jerome was a gladiator for the Blues team, a leader by deeds rather than words. He was an All Black regular and key contributor to their back-to-back World Cup victories, earning himself 81 caps. Jerome is a centurion for the Blues with 139 caps. Only Keven Mealamu and has played more games for the club. […]