Returning to lead the Blues for a second term is Lock Patrick Tuipulotu.



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The 43 examination The 2023 season was marred by injuries for All Black Locks, and they were not selected for the Rugby World Cup.


In the final stages of the Super Rugby Pacific season, he suffered a broken arm. Later, when playing for Auckland in the NPC, the injury got worse.

With 99 caps at the end of the 2023 season, Tuipulotu is on the verge of becoming a Blues centurion. He led the team from 2019 to 2021.


All Blacks flanker Dalton Papali’i, who has guided the team through the last two seasons, relinquishes his leadership role.


Being selected Blues captain, according to Tuipulotu, is an honour he takes seriously.


Vern Cotter, head coach of the Blues, stated that Tuipulotu has a significant impact on the squad.

Tuipulotu was also eager to highlight the influence his players’ off-field behaviour may have on the neighbourhood and surrounding area.