The New Zealand teams have unveiled their Super Rugby jerseys for the 2016 season.
Departing EP Kings skills coach Carlos Spencer reportedly grew tired with the union after they failed to meet their wage obligations.
The Blues have named former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga as the struggling Super Rugby club's new coach.
John Kirwan announced his resignation as Blues coach following the worst season in the Super Rugby franchise's history.
Keven Mealamu and Tony Woodcock brought the curtain down on their Blues careers on Friday.
The Highlanders stepped up their title ambitions with a comprehensive thrashing of the Blues in their final league match in Auckland.
The Crusaders have kept their slim hopes of a Super Rugby playoff spot alive with victory over the Blues in Auckland.
Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has named team to tackle the Blues in a Super Rugby clash in Auckland.
All Blacks lock Patrick Tuipulotu will miss the Rugby World Cup later this year after opting to undergo surgery on a hip problem.
The Hurricanes cemented their place atop the New Zealand conference in Super Rugby with a win over the Blues.
All Black utility back Charles Piutau has been blocked from playing Super Rugby for the Blues next season.
Blues forwards Steven Luatua and Patrick Tuipulotu have been ruled out for the rest of the Super Rugby season because of injury.
The Blues' All Black duo Steven Luatua and Patrick Tuipulotu will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season with injuries.
Blues coach John Kirwan has lauded his team for a sound defensive effort against the Bulls at Eden Park
Former Al Black and Golden Lions coach John Mitchell has criticised the Bulls’ tactics after their 23-18 loss to the Blues.