30 Nov 2018

Rise Up and join us as a Blues Club member for 2019

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 […]

15 Nov 2018

MacDonald to lead re-structured coaching team

The Blues have restructured their coaching roles for the upcoming Investec Super Rugby Championship. Leon MacDonald has today been appointed as the new head coach on a three-year term while retaining the attack portfolio alongside Tom Coventry as the forwards coach and Daniel Halangahu as the skills and back coach. Tana Umaga will take up […]

Nick Evans

A graduate of Westlake Boys High School on the North Shore, Nick Evans played for North Harbour from 2002-04 and transferred to Otago for the 2005 season after two years of being drafted into the Highlanders. He returned home to play for the Blues in 2008, and the deceptively quick All Black added genuine world […]

31 Oct 2018

Blues promote from within for 2019

With three exceptions, the Blues has looked to its own provincial unions and development programme to complete the line-up for the 2019 Investec Super Rugby Championship. Veteran All Black Centurion, Ma’a Nonu will return to a team he has played for on two occasions and joins with two new signings from Tasman in fellow midfield […]

Taniela Moa

At his peak for the Blues from 2007-08, Taniela Moa was rightly regarded as one of the top halfbacks in New Zealand and came extremely close to being selected for the All Blacks after being drafted into the squad to cover for injuries in 2008. He previously played for the New Zealand Secondary Schools and […]

David Holwell

David Holwell joined the Blues for one season in 2007. A native Northlander, Holwell started his Super Rugby career with the Hurricanes in 1998 where he remained until 2004. Holwell left New Zealand to join Irish side Leinster in 2005, where he quickly established himself as one of the premier first five-eighths in European rugby. […]

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 […]

Sam Biddles

Sam Biddles was the only draft player to join the Blues when he signed as a 25-year-old in 2007. Born and raised in Dargaville, Biddles moved to Auckland to study at Kings College. After completing secondary school he moved to Christchurch to study at Lincoln University. In 2005 he moved to Waikato, playing the two […]

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 […]

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 […]