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Blues news from Monday, 6 July 2020

- Fast-developing loose forward Hoskins Sotutu will remain at the Blues until at least 2022. The 21-year-old Sotutu has added a further two years to his initial contract after joining the Blues in 2019, having come through the organisation’s development programme, playing for Auckland and New Zealand Under-20s. He has been a standout in Investec Super …...

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Blues news from Thursday, 2 July 2020

- Blues player Beauden Barrett has confirmed the club he will play for in Japan during his playing sabbatical break away from New Zealand next year. Barrett, who signed a four-year deal with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues last year, will miss next year’s Super Rugby season and play for the Suntory Sungoliath club based …...

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- On the back of two straight wins, coach Leon MacDonald has resisted any change to his starting line-up for the third round of the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa against the Highlanders. The Blues will host the southerners at Eden Park on Saturday, with a 7.05pm kick-off. MacDonald said a number of the squad have pressed …...

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- Auckland Transport is reminding those attending the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa game this weekend to plan ahead, with the Western Line (including Britomart to Eden Park) train services not running. Special Event buses and scheduled AT Metro services will still operate so Blues fans can get to the game in time for the kick-off at …...

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- All Black loose forwards Dalton Papalii and Akira Ioane return to the Blues starting line-up for Saturday’s second round of the Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa against the Chiefs in Hamilton. They are the only changes from the team that accounted for the Hurricanes 30-20 in the first-round clash at Eden Park. Papalii, who came off …...

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- New Zealand Rugby and the Blues have secured the key signature of All Blacks lock and Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu who has re-signed through until the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The news comes hot on the heels of the successful opening weekend of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa which saw Tuipulotu’s Blues beat the Hurricanes 30-20 …...

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- New Zealand Rugby and the Blues have secured the key signature of All Blacks lock and Blues captain Patrick Tuipulotu who has re-signed through until the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The news comes hot on the heels of the successful opening weekend of Investec Super Rugby Aotearoa which saw Tuipulotu’s Blues beat the Hurricanes 30-20 …...

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