01 Feb 2019
Highly respected sports director Don Mackinnon is the new Independent Chair of the Board of the Blues Super Rugby club. Mr Mackinnon takes over from Tony Carter, who has been in the role since the Blues became a standalone organisation in 2013. Mr Carter, who announced his intention to stand down in the middle of […]
18 Jan 2019
The Block Party, presented by BNZ, is at Alexandra Park in Epsom. Kicking off at 11am.
Crowd favourite David Smith was initially drafted into the Hurricanes squad in 2007 after lighting up the Air New Zealand Cup with Auckland in 2006, scoring six tries in eleven appearances in his debut season. The speedster returned home to make his debut for the Blues in 2008 and made five appearances, but he signed […]
Bryn Evans was selected for his debut season with the Blues in 2008 after a consistent campaign with Hawke’s Bay in the Air New Zealand Cup. He then joined the Hurricanes in 2009 where he earned 11 caps including three in the starting XV. This brought him selection in the New Zealand Juniors to play in […]
16 Jan 2019
Fans can buy individual seats for any of the eight Blues’ homes games for the 2019 Investec Super Rugby Championship from today.
07 Dec 2018
The Blues coaching group, led by new Head Coach Leon MacDonald, have today confirmed shared captaincy for the 2019 season. Co-Captains Blake Gibson and Patrick Tuipulotu will share the role of leading the Blues team for the upcoming Investec Super Rugby season. The pair have proven captaincy experience in the Mitre 10 Cup, having recently […]
Tom McCartney was a consistent performer for the Blues since he made his debut for the club in 2008. McCartney sacrificed himself for the squad last season and shifted to loosehead prop in the absence of Tony Woodcock, however he did transition back to hooker in 2014. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Freak’ for his impressive strength and […]
Benson Stanley was actually born in New South Wales in Australia, but moved to play his rugby in New Zealand. Stanley earned a Bachelor of Commerce before moving to concentrate on his rugby. After a promising debut season for the Blues in 2008, Stanley tore his hamstring off the bone in the Blues’ first match […]
06 Dec 2018
A number of additional players assembled with the squad for preseason training last week. With the Maori All Black and All Black players assembling late following their respective tours plus, a number of players coming into the preseason with injuries, opportunity is created for an extended group of players. The 13 current replacement players are […]
30 Nov 2018
Blues fans – it’s time to Rise Up! Memberships for the 2019 Investec Super Season are available now and we’d love you to join us. We’ve got an exciting season ahead, kicking off in the opening weekend on Saturday 16 February against the 2018 champs and southern rivals, the Crusaders. With 7 home games at […]