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Mealamu back for Blues

April 3, 2013
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Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has made two changes to the starting XV for Friday night’s clash with the Highlanders at Eden Park (kick-off 7.35pm).
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One change for Blues

March 28, 2013
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Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has made just one injury enforced change to the starting XV for Saturday’s match against the Chiefs in Mount Maunganui. Angus Ta’avao will start at tighthead prop in place of Charlie Faumuina who tore his right calf against the Waratahs last week and is expected to be out of action for at...
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Kirwin backing his best

March 22, 2013
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Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has restored his successful combinations for Sunday’s clash with the Waratahs in Sydney.
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Blues change 10 for Bulls

March 8, 2013
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The Blues have made 6 changes to their starting XV for their game against the Bulls.
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Bulls ring the changes

March 7, 2013
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Clearly not happy with the performance of his players against the Force, Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made several changes to his team to face the Blues this weekend.
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Chiliboy not guilty

March 4, 2013
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Chiliboy was found not guilty for charging into a ruck with no arms.
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Blues unchanged for Saders

February 27, 2013
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Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has named an unchanged line-up for Friday’s clash with the Crusaders at Eden Park.
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Read captains Saders against Blues

February 26, 2013
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Crusaders Head Coach Todd Blackadder has named his starting fifteen to play the Blues in the Crusaders first season game of the Investec Super Rugby 2013 season.
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Hurricanes 20, Blues 34

February 23, 2013
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It is derby weekend for just about all teams, and if this NZ derby is anything like yesterday’s, we are in for a treat.
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Kirwin names 4 debutants in Blues team

February 21, 2013
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Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan has announced his side to take on the Hurricanes in their season opener at Westpac Stadium on Saturday.
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Canes name side to face Blues

February 20, 2013
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The Hurricanes are set to host the Blues in their season opener this Saturday night at Westpac Stadium.
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Tahs name 6 Wallabies for warm-up

February 7, 2013
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Michael Hooper will make his NSW debut this Saturday when the HSBC Waratahs take on the Blues in Whangarei (kick off 4.30pm EST).
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Ali captains Blues for first time

February 7, 2013
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Ali Williams will captain the Blues for the first time when he leads out the side to face the Waratahs in Whangarei on Saturday in the second pre-season hit-out of the year.
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Blues Super Rugby squad for 2013

October 30, 2012
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Blues Head Coach Sir John Kirwan announced his 2013 squad at a free breakfast event exclusively for members, sponsors and members of the media this morning.
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Sir Graham Henry joins Blues

August 22, 2012
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Sir Graham Henry joins Blues

Blues head coach Sir John Kirwan today confirmed his new coaching team.
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Highlanders team named

May 25, 2012
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Highlanders team named

Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland tomorrow.
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Lam benches Ali, Weepu & Nonu

May 24, 2012
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Lam benches Ali, Weepu & Nonu

Ali Williams looks set to play his 100th Super Rugby game off the bench after he and fellow All Blacks Piri Weepu and Ma’a Nonu were relegated to the reserves for Saturday’s match against the Highlanders at Eden Park.
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Crusaders & Blues teams named

May 17, 2012
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Crusaders & Blues teams named

The Crusaders have made seven changes to their team which hosts the Blues this weekend.
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Blues to boot Lam

May 9, 2012
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Well not just yet, but chances are very slim that Pat Lam will be in charge of the Blues for the 2013 season.
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Injury force Blues into changes

May 9, 2012
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Injury force Blues into changes

Further injuries have forced changes to the Blues line-up to play the Lions on Friday night at Eden Park.
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Lions change one for Blues

May 8, 2012
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Lions change one for Blues

The Golden Lions Rugby Union announced the MTN Lions team to play in their tenth match of the 2012 Vodacom Super Rugby competition against the Blues on Friday, 11 May 2012 this morning.
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Hobbs at 10 for Blues

May 2, 2012
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Hobbs at 10 for Blues

Michael Hobbs has been handed the number 10 jersey for Friday night’s encounter with the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium.
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Digby at centre for Reds

April 26, 2012
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Digby at centre for Reds

St.George Queensland Reds livewire Digby Ioane will play his 50th game for Queensland when he returns from suspension at outside centre in the team’s round 10 Super Rugby clash against the Blues in Auckland on Friday night.
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Woodcock out for Reds clash

April 26, 2012
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Woodcock out for Reds clash

Prop Tony Woodcock suffered an acute calf strain at training yesterday and has been ruled out of tomorrow’s match against the Reds.
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Highlanders change 2 for Blues

April 19, 2012
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Highlanders change 2 for Blues

Highlanders’ Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, has named his team to play the Blues in Dunedin tomorrow night.  He has made two changes to the run-on team that played the Stormers in Dunedin at Easter.
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No Mealamu for Blues

April 18, 2012
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No Mealamu for Blues

Flanker Luke Braid has been given the captaincy duties in the absence of Keven Mealamu for this weekend’s match against the Highlanders in Dunedin.
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Auckland crowd behaviour investigated

April 14, 2012
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Auckland crowd behaviour investigated

As the Blues’ pain over their poor on-field form continued, the franchise’s off-field troubles escalated as their supporters showed the darker side of Auckland.
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Lambie back, Bismarck out

April 11, 2012
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Lambie back, Bismarck out

The Sharks will welcome back ace flyhalf Pat Lambie to the team which will take on the Blues but lost a world class player in Bismarck du Plessis.
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