Blues Championships

Blues Record to date

Super Rugby titles 3
Games played 200
Games won 115
Games lost 82
Games drawn 3
Winning percentage 57%
Points for 5642
Points against 4834
   
Winning record at home 85/122 (69%)
Winning record away 50/119 (42%)
   
All Blacks produced from Blues to date 77

2010

Played 13
Win 7
Draw 0
Loss 6
PF 376
PA 333
Diff +43
BP 9
Points 37
Place 7th

Coaching Staff

Pat Lam, Shane Howarth, Liam Barry

Manager

Ant Strachan

Captain

Keven Mealamu

Captain Keven Mealamu becomes the first player to play 100 games for the Blues as his team finishes just one win shy of a semi-final spot.

2009

Played 13
Win 5
Draw 0
Loss 8
PF 339
PA 369
Diff -30
BP 12
Points 32
Place 9th

Coaching Staff

Pat Lam, Shane Howarth, Liam Barry

Manager

Ant Strachan

Captain

Keven Mealamu

Pat Lam’s tenure as head coach of the Blues begins, and stalwart Justin Collins plays 100 Super Rugby games.

2008

Played 13
Win 8
Draw 0
Loss 5
PF 354
PA 267
Diff +87
BP 8
Points 40
Place 6th

Coaching Staff

David Nucifora, Greg Cooper, Liam Barry

Manager

Ant Strachan

Captain

Troy Flavell

A massive player exodus sees 12 of the 28 players from 2007 leave the Blues. Three victories in the final three weeks sets the Blues up for a semi-final spot, but other results on the final weekend transpire against them as they finish in sixth.

2007

Played 13
Win 9
Draw 0
Loss 4
PF 355
PA 235
Diff +120
BP 6
Points 42
Place 4th

Coaching Staff

David Nucifora, Joe Schmidt, Liam Barry

Manager

Ant Strachan

Captain

Troy Flavell

In Rugby World Cup year, the Blues top the table after nine rounds but a late season capitulation sees them slip to fourth. A grueling travel schedule takes its toll on the team as they fade in the second half of the semi-final against the Sharks to lose 34-18.

2006

Played 13
Win 6
Draw 0
Loss 7
PF 290
PA 348
Diff -58
BP 5
Points 29
Place 8th

Coaching Staff

David Nucifora, Joe Schmidt, Liam Barry

Manager

Ant Strachan

Captain

Keven Mealamu

Nucifora becomes the first foreigner to coach at Super Rugby level in NZ. Blues show plenty of promise, but a disappointing tour to South Africa ends their semi-final aspirations.

2005

Played 11
Win 6
Draw 0
Loss 5
PF 243
PA 216
Diff +27
BP 3
Points 24
Place 7th

Coaching Staff

Peter Sloane, Joe Schmidt, David Nucifora

Manager

Ant Strachan

Captain

Xavier Rush

Head coach Peter Sloane’s final campaign starts promisingly but a slump of three losses in the final three weeks sees the Blues slip to seventh.

2004

Played 11
Win 6
Draw 1
Loss 4
PF 337
PA 309
Diff +28
BP 6
Points 32
Place 5th

Coaching Staff

Peter Sloane, Bruce Robertson, Grant Fox

Manager

Ant Strachan

Captain

Xavier Rush

A slow start to the season compounded by injuries to key players sees the Blues just miss out on the semi-finals, finishing fifth.

2003

Played 11
Win 10
Draw 0
Loss 1
PF 393
PA 185
Diff +208
BP 9
Points 49
Place 1st

Coaching Staff

Peter Sloane, Bruce Robertson, Graham Henry

Manager

Sean Fitzpatrick

Captain

Xavier Rush

A sublime backline and rock solid forward pack contribute to a third Championship title in an emotionally charged final at Eden Park as the Blues defeat the Crusaders 21-17.

2002

Played 11
Win 6
Draw 0
Loss 5
PF 318
PA 249
Diff +69
BP 5
Points 29
Place 6th

Coaching Staff

Peter Sloane, Grant Fox, Bruce Robertson

Manager

Sean Fitzpatrick

Captain

Glenn Taylor

Doug Howlett and Mils Muliaina set a try scoring record with both players bagging four tries on separate nights as the Blues improve on last season to finish sixth.

2001

Played 11
Win 4
Draw 0
Loss 7
PF 243
PA 298
Diff -55
BP 5
Points 21
Place 11th

Coaching Staff

Frank Oliver, John Kirwan, Mark Graham

Manager

Sean Fitzpatrick

Captain

Robin Brooke

The Blues threaten to build momentum with consecutive home wins early in the season, but the wheels fall off as they succumb to their worst ever finish.

2000

Played 11
Win 6
Draw 0
Loss 5
PF 300
PA 262
Diff +38
BP 6
Points 30
Place 6th

Coaching Staff

Gordon Hunter, Frank Oliver

Manager

John Kirwan

Captain

Robin Brooke

A disappointing home record denies the Blues a place in the semi-finals as they finish just two points outside the top four.

1999

Played 11
Win 4
Draw 1
Loss 6
PF 202
PA 201
Diff +1
BP 5
Points 23
Place 9th

Coaching Staff

Jed Rowlands, Mac McCallion

Manager

Derek Samson

Captain

Robin Brooke

Super coach Graham Henry departs for Wales which coincides with a five year slump for the Blues. Jed Rowlands steps in but has little success as Blues finish ninth.

1998

Played 11
Win 9
Draw 0
Loss 2
PF 388
PA 298
Diff +90
BP 7
Points 43
Place 2nd

Coaching Staff

Graham Henry, Mac McCallion

Manager

Rex Davy

Captain

Michael Jones

James Kerr, a draft player from Auckland, scores a try for the Crusaders in the Super 12 final to snatch victory from the Blues and deny a three-peat as they go down 20-13.

1997

Played 11
Win 10
Draw 1
Loss 0
PF 435
PA 283
Diff +152
BP 8
Points 50
Place 1st

Coaching Staff

Graham Henry, Mac McCallion

Manager

Rex Davy

Captain

Zinzan Brooke

An undefeated season sees the Blues retain the Championship title, defeating the Brumbies 23-7 in the final at Eden Park.

1996

Played 11
Win 8
Draw 0
Loss 3
PF 408
PA 354
Diff +54
BP 9
Points 41
Place 1st

Coaching Staff

Graham Henry, Mac McCallion

Manager

Rex Davy

Captain

Zinzan Brooke

Zinzan Brooke lifts the inaugural Super 12 trophy as the Blues down Natal 46-25 in the final at Eden Park.