Preview: Blues vs Highlanders 11/03/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Both side’s will be desperate for a win after heart-breaking losses last weekend when the Blues host the Highlanders at Eden Park on Saturday. The Blues and the Highlanders suffered demoralizing defeats last time out, as the home side suffered a red card at the half-time whistle, which led to them conceding six…

Result: Chiefs 41 v 26 Blues 03/04/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby Chiefs get bonus point as Blues see red Aaron Cruden led the Chiefs to a 41-26 bonus point win over the Blues after flanker Steven Luatua was red carded in Hamilton on Friday. It was a competitive game throughout the first with the Blues and the Chiefs exchanging exciting runs. The Blues should…

Preview: Chiefs vs Blues 03/03/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby There should be plenty of fireworks when the Chiefs and the Blues face off in their New Zealand North Island derby in Hamilton on Friday. After impressive performances in their opening fixtures last week, both these teams will be brimming with confidence although the Chiefs will have an extra spring in their step…

Preview: Rebels v Blues 23/02/2017

Follow @RedefinedRugby 2017 Team Preview: Melbourne Rebels 2017 Team Preview: The Blues The new Super Rugby season gets underway on Thursday as two sides looking to make an early point, the Rebels and Blues, meet in Melbourne. In 2016 the Blues finished eight points ahead of the Rebels in the standings, winning one more match…

Blues know the value of making good start

Follow @RedefinedRugby Making a good start is always important in Investec Super Rugby, but it carries extra importance for the Blues as they set out on another campaign to regain some of their former glory. Coach Tana Umaga was happy with where the side was at ahead of Thursday’s competition opener against the Rebels in…

2017 Team Preview: The Blues

Follow @RedefinedRugby LAST YEAR: COMPETITION: 11TH PLACE NZ CONFERENCE: FIFTH PLACE. There was obvious improvement from the year before. The Blues won eight games compared to three in 2015, proving to be highly competitive in the New Zealand Conference. Their end of season form was particularly strong, with a magnificent performance in their loss to…

Youth and experience strengthen 2017 Investec Super Rugby squads

Follow @RedefinedRugby A total 33 players will make their debut in the 2017 Investec Super Rugby season, reflecting the depth of talent in New Zealand rugby. A total of 190 contracted players have been announced across the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders Super Rugby squads today. New Zealand Rugby General Manager of Rugby Neil…