MacDonald extends tenure at the helm

Leon MacDonald, who guided the Blues to rugby’s Trans-Tasman Trophy, will remain at the Super Club as head coach for a further two years. MacDonald took over the reins as head coach in 2019, overseeing significant development with the playing squad on and off the field, and led a new coaching group including Tom Coventry, […]
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Laybuy Partners with the Blues

Kiwi Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) provider Laybuy today announced it has signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with New Zealand Super Rugby Pacific teams the Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders and Highlanders that will make it easier for families and fans across the country to support their favourite team. Laybuy Managing Director Gary Rohloff says the agreement, […]
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New Super Rugby Pacific format

The Blues are excited about the future of the new Super Rugby Pacific competition announced today by New Zealand Rugby and Rugby Australia. Blues Chief Executive, Andrew Hore said he is enthusiastic about the new competition which will involve the five New Zealand Super sides, five Australian sides and the addition of the Fijian Drua […]
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Umaga steps away to pursue his family business

Blues Defence Coach Tana Umaga will take a break from professional rugby coaching to focus on his new family business. Umaga, who has played an integral role in the Blues coaching staff since 2016, said it had been a difficult decision to leave the club after initially signing a multi-year contract extension with New Zealand […]
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Tuipulotu signs for Blues and New Zealand Rugby until 2025

Sky Super Rugby Trans-Tasman winning captain and All Blacks lock, Patrick Tuipulotu has inked a long-term deal with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues, which will see him leave for a playing sabbatical in Japan before returning home. 28-year-old Tuipulotu has signed a long-term contract through to 2025 for both club and country – the […]
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Taranaki hooker Riccitelli to move north

Taranaki hooker Ricky Riccitelli will move north to play his Sky Super Rugby for the Blues from 2022. The 26-year-old, who has 71 caps for the Hurricanes under his belt, has signed to the Blues for two years. Riccitelli, the former New Zealand Under-20 representative, has seen limited playing time in the 2021 Super season, […]
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