auckland-blues

The Crusaders v Blues Fixture: One of New Zealand Rugby's Proudest Traditions

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saturday will see what has become known to be one the great clashes in global provincial rugby when the Crusaders take on the Blues in Christchurch.   It is a rivalry steeped in over one hundred...

Watch: Caleb Clarke puts in an outstanding first half performance scoring and assisting a try

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Caleb Clarke got the Blues off to a perfect start on Saturday in the opening Super Rugby Aotearoa game of the weekend.   The winger scored in his side's first game of the season but...

Like Father, Like Son - Waisake and Hoskins Sotutu

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

One of the most exciting elements to gain recognition from the first two rounds of Super Rugby Aotearoa has been the prodigious form and presence of Blues number 8 Hoskins Sotutu. By all accounts, Sotutu’s...

The Deal That Set Super Rugby and Tri-Nations in Motion

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

On this day in 1995, on the eve of the iconic World Cup final between South Africa and New Zealand in Johannesburg, details pertaining to two brand new competitions; the Super 12 and the Tri-Nations.   The...

Like Father, Like Son - Eroni and Caleb Clarke

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Those Super Rugby fans of appropriate age who cast their minds back will recall the golden days of the Auckland Blues in the late 90s; a team littered with individual brilliance that produced the goods...

Dan Carter set for shock return to Super Rugby with the Blues - report

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Reports in New Zealand suggest that former All Black flyhalf Dan Carter has signed with the Blues for Super Rugby Aotearoa.     Carter recently finished his stint in Japan with Kobe Kobelco Steelers...

Super Rugby's Team of the 90s - Auckland Blues

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the final whistle blew on Saturday the 25th of May 1996, the sight of the scoreboard reading Auckland Blues 45 – 21 Natal Sharks confirmed Zinzan Brooke’s charges as the first champions...

New Zealand Rugby confident cash reserves can ease crisis

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

With Super Rugby suspended and teams facing losses of revenue, New Zealand Rugby's chief executive is confident it can manage the crisis.  New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson is confident...

League convert set for Waratahs Super Rugby debut

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The NSW Waratahs are headed to McDonald Jones Stadium – their second visit to the Hunter in as many seasons – taking on the Auckland Blues.   It's a largely unchanged...

Tuipulotu to lead the Blues in Super Rugby 2020

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Black lock Patrick Tuipulotu was today confirmed as the captain of the Blues for the 2020 Super Rugby competition.     Tuipulotu was the co-captain in 2019 and assumes sole captaincy of...