Young All Blacks wing Rieko Ioane has no plans to return to the Sevens circuit in the near future as he gears up for Super Rugby.
With 25 of their most experienced players returning, the Blues will be keen to pick up from where they left off in 2017's Super Rugby season.
The Blues have announced that versatile backs Stephen Perofeta and Michael Collins have signed up for the franchise for Super Rugby 2017.
The Blues have completed their coaching staff for the 2017 season after signing Dave Ellis as their skills coach.
The Blues have announced that they have signed prop Pauliasi Manu for the 2017 Super Rugby season.
The Blues will be without assistant coaches Paul Feeney and Glenn Moore next year after the duo confirmed they would be moving on.
Blues centre Rene Ranger will face internal disciplinary charges and has already been penalised by the state for being caught drink driving.
The Waratahs are on the verge of being dumped out of Super Rugby following their 34-28 loss to the Blues on Friday.
Blues boss Tana Umaga has named an unchanged side for their final match of the year against the Waratahs on Friday.
The Blues will take an unchanged side into their penultimate Super Rugby match of the season, against the Brumbies at Eden Park.
The Hurricanes fought back from a seven-point half-time deficit to claim a victory over the Blues in Wellington.
The Hurricanes' five All Blacks will start against the Blues with Chris Boyd making just one change to the team that beat the Highlanders.
Blues head coach Tana Umaga has made it no secret that he wants to sign Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett.
Jerome Kaino, Patrick Tuipulotu, Ofa Tu'ungafasi and Male Sa'u return to the Blues line-up for Saturday's clash with the Hurricanes.
The Highlanders have bolstered their backline stocks after signing Blues wing Tevita Li for the 2017 Super Rugby season.