The Blues are delighted with news of the move to Level 2 Covid Alert in Auckland, so they can get their Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign back on schedule.

The team has been isolated at home with individual training only, as Auckland has been in Level 3 lockdown.

“We will be involved in a number of discussions and meetings tonight in order to finalise plans given the change in Alert levels,” said Blues CEO Andrew Hore.

“The reality is that we could not contemplate safely competing in the opening round of the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa competition, arguably the best rugby contest in the world, without training together and hopefully taking part in a pre-season match.

“We are working on a range of options including the initial plan to take on the Crusaders. We have been humbled by the level of support from the other Super clubs. We are fierce rivals on the field but off it, the clubs are incredibly supportive and acting in the best spirit to ensure the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa competition is successful,” said Blues CEO Andrew Hore.

“We will be in a position to announce definitive plans tomorrow after a range of discussions take place over the next 24 hours.”


NOTE: There will be a zoom conference on Thursday with details of pre-season arrangements for the weekend. We will advise timing and details tomorrow morning.