Blues - a brief rugby history
Colours: Jersey: Royal & Navy Blue with White trim: Shorts: Royal Blue with White stripes Socks: Royal Blue with Navy Blue stripes
Home Ground: Eden Park, Auckland
Chairman: Don Mackinnon
CEO: Andrew Hore
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The most appearances is by Kevin Mealamu (164)
The most points scored is by Adrian Cashmore (619)
The most tries scored is by Doug Howlett (55)
The Blues were formed in 1996. They represent the New Zealand Rugby Provincial Unions of Auckland, Northland and North Harbour.
The 2020 head coach is Leon McDonald. His assistants are Tom Coventry, Tana Umaga, Daniel Halagahu & Ben Afeaki.
Previous head coaches were: Graham Henry, Gordon Hunter, Pat Lam, David Nucifora, Frank Oliver, Jed Rowlands, Peter Sloane, Sir John Kirwan & Tana Umaga.
The 2020 squad is:
Forwards: Gerard Cowley-Tuioti; Blake Gibson (C); Josh Goodhue; Kurt Eklund; Alex Hodgman; Akira Ioane; Tony Lamborn; Ezekiel Lindenmuth; Sione Mafileo; Ray Niuia; Dalton Papali'i; James Parsons; Jacob Pierce; Marcel Renata; Waimana Riedlinger-Kapa; Robinson Tom; Sotutu Hoskins; Tucker James; Patrick Tuipulotu (C); Kark Tu'inukuafe; Ofa Tuungafasi; Baden Wardlaw.
Backs: Beauden Barrett; Otere Black; Finlay Christie; Caleb Clarke; Matt Duffie; TJ Faiane; Jock Heighton; Jordan Hyland; Rieko Ioane; Joe Marchant; Emoni Narawa; Sam Nock; Jared Page; Stephen Perofeta; Harry Plummer; Jonathan Ruru; Mark Telea; Tanielu Tele'a.
They play 8 Home games against: Chiefs, Crusaders, Lions, Brumbies, Hurricanes, Jaquares, Reds, Highlanders.
They play 8 Away games against: Waratahs, Bulls, Stormers, Hurricanes, Crusaders, Rebels, Highlanders, Chiefs.
They finished in 13th position at the end of the 2019 round-robin stages.
They have had one season (including the play-offs) - 1997 - where they were undefeated (although it included one draw).
They are 11th= on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ NZ$41.00