Blues

Auckland Blues

Formed in 1996, the Blues met immediate success in Super Rugby’s earliest format, winning two consecutive titles in its first two years of Super 12 competition. While the Auckland-based franchise boasts the greatest catchment area for a New Zealand side, and despite winning three championships, there exists a common conception that the side underperforms most years.

The club’s long finals drought was extended in 2017, with a record of 7-1-7, while superior to that of the Australian conference champion Brumbies, not good enough for finals. The Blues ended up finishing last in the New Zealand conference.

The 2018 Super Rugby draw can be found here.

Coach: Tana Umaga
Captain: Augustine Pulu
2017 finish: 5th New Zealand conference, 6th Australasian group, 9th overall
Titles: 1996, 1997, 2003

Blues 2018 Super Rugby Squad:
Leni Apisai, Matt Moulds, James Parsons, Alex Hodgman, Sione Mafileo, Pauliasi Manu, Isaac Salmon, Mike Tamoaieta, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Josh Goodhue, Scott Scrafton, Patrick Tuipulotu, Jimmy Tupou, Blake Gibson, Akira Ioane, Jerome Kaino, Dalton Papalii, Glenn Preston, Kara Pryor, Murphy Taramai, Sam Nock, Augustine Pulu, Jonathan Ruru, Otere Black/Daniel Kirkpatrick, Bryn Gatland, Stephen Perofeta, Matt Johnson, George Moala, Tamati Tua, TJ Faiane, Sonny Bill Williams, Caleb Clarke, Michael Collins, Matt Duffie, Rieko Ioane, Melani Nanai, Jordan Trainor

Last updated: 11 January, 2018

Blues Articles

Blues vs Highlanders: Super Rugby live scores

Blues vs Highlanders: Super Rugby live scores

by , 20 Apr 2018

Two teams on the lower rungs of the New Zealand conference go head to head on Friday night when the Blues host the Highlanders. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 5:35pm AEST.

Sunwolves vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores

Sunwolves vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores

by , 14 Apr 2018

The Sunwolves will continue searching for their first win of the season when they host the Blues during Round 9. Be sure to join The Roar for live scores of the match from 1:05pm (AEST).

Chiefs vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores

Chiefs vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores

by , 7 Apr 2018 Video

Match result: The Chiefs have come away with a two-point win in all-New Zealand derby.

Blues vs Sharks: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Blues vs Sharks: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 31 Mar 2018 Video

Match result: In a high-scoring game of rugby, the Sharks have defeated the Blues by 23 points.

Stormers vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores

Stormers vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores

by , 17 Mar 2018

The Stormers will take on the touring Blues back at the Newlands in Cape Town after a month of road games in Round 5 Super Rugby. Join The Roar for live scores from March 18 12:05am (AEDT).

Lions vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Lions vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 11 Mar 2018

The ever-consistent Lions will look to continue their winning start to the 2018 Super Rugby season when they host the struggling, yet unfortunate Blues during Round 3. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 2:15am (AEDT).

Blues vs Chiefs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Blues vs Chiefs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 2 Mar 2018 Video

The Blues take on the Chiefs in Auckland to kick off Round 3 of the Super Rugby season. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 5:35pm (AEDT).

Aaron Mauger wins the midfield tactical battle over Tana Umaga

Aaron Mauger wins the midfield tactical battle over Tana Umaga

by , 27 Feb 2018

Aaron Mauger has quickly stamped his authority on this Highlanders side. He promised tweaks to the traditional southern gameplan as both attack and head coach, and started off by providing a structure that the Blues midfield simply could not get to grips with.

Highlanders vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Highlanders vs Blues: Super Rugby live scores, blog

by , 23 Feb 2018 Video

The Highlanders take on the Blues on Friday evening in the south of New Zealand as the 2018 Super Rugby season really gets started. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 5:35pm AEDT.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck’s manager responds to rugby switch reports

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck’s manager responds to rugby switch reports

by , 1 Feb 2018

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck’s transition from rugby league to rugby in time for the 2019 World Cup is reportedly all but complete.


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