Otere Black

Otere earned his first class debut for Manawatu as a teenager in 2014, and became a key part of their success in winning the Championship and earning promotion to the Premiership in 2015. He received a call-up to the Hurricanes wider training group in 2015, making his debut following a Beauden Barrett injury. Otere was […]

01 Sep 2016


Coaches Tana Umaga, Al Rogers, Glenn Moore, Paul Feeney Manager Richard Fry Captain James Parsons Player of the Year James Parsons 2016 was a year of progressive development for the Blues team, moving from the side’s headquarters at Unitec to a new, purpose-built facility at Alexandra Park. Head Coach Tana Umaga guided a shift in performance levels in […]

22 Aug 2016

How do I renew a Blues Club membership?

You can renew your Blues Club membership during the exclusive renewal window for our 2018 members. You can login to your Blues Club account and select your 2019 Blues Club Renewal Invoice to make your purchase where your current membership seats will be available to renew. If you’d like help adding new seats or moving […]

18 Jan 2021

Open Training Session – Northland Camp

Come and watch the 2021 Blues in action at our pre-season camp in Northland! Location TBC, we will keep you updated!

04 Apr 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. They beat the Chiefs 26-12 in the friendly, scoring four tries to two in hot conditions at the Bombay Rugby Club, and will now prepare for the Super Rug […]

07 Apr 2021

Win $10,000 for your junior rugby club!

With many club activities and plans in the rugby community disrupted in 2020, our Principal Partner, nib, wants to show its support – and give one lucky local junior club a healthy funding boost worth $10,000! In partnership with the Blues, ten junior rugby teams from around the Blues region will be invited to take […]

18 Feb 2016


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25 Nov 2015

Tony Hanks

Tony Hanks has been High Performance Manager for the Blues since the beginning of 2014, focussing on talent identification and development in the Blues region. He’s the first port of call for many young Blues players and is instrumental in converting talented rugby players in to Blues men of the future. Since 1998, Hanks has […]