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: Tony Carter
CEO: Michael Redman
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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 2019 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 2019 squad is:
Forwards: leni Apisai; Jed Brown; Gerard Cowley-Tuioti; Blake Gibson (C); Josh Goodhue; Alex Hodgman; Akira Ioane; Lua Li; Ezekiel Lindenmuth; Sione Mafileo; Matt Matich; Matt Moulds; Dalton Papalii; James Parsons; Jacob Pierce; Marcel Renata; Tom Robinson; Scott Scrafton; Hoskins Sotutu; Patrick Tuipulotu (C); Karl Tu'inukuafe; Jimmy Tupou; Ofa Tu'ungafasi.
Backs: Levi Aumua; Otere Black; Caleb Clarke; Michael Collins; Matt Duffie; T J Faiane; Rieko Ioane; Melani Nanai; Sam Nock; Ma'a Nonu; Stephen Perofeta; Harry Plummer; Augustine Pulu; Jonathan Ruru; Tanielu Tele'a; Jordan Trainor; Sonny-Bill Williams.
They play 8 Home games against: Crusaders; Sunwolves; Highlanders; Stormers; Waratahs; Hurricanes; Chiefs; Bulls.
They play 8 Away games against: Sharks; Jaquares; Chiefs; Highlanders; Brumbies; Crusaders; Reds; Hurricanes.
They finished in 14th position at the end of the 2018 round-robin stages.
They have finished in the top 6 of the round-robin stages of the Super competition 10 times out of 23 years. Their worst finish was 14th out of 15 in 2015.
In the play-offs they have featured in 4 finals, winning 3 times in 1996, 1997 & 2003.
Their average finishing position is 7.26.
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