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The Blues have restructured their coaching staff for the upcoming Super Rugby season with Leon MacDonald taking over as their head coach.
Blues head coach Tana Umaga hailed the return of Ma’a Nonu to the Super Rugby franchise after naming his squad for 2019 on Wednesday.
Thirty-three new faces are among the 190 professional players contracted by New Zealand’s five Super Rugby franchises for 2019.
Experienced Super Rugby trainer Phil Healey has been named to join the Blues alongside Tana Umaga, Tom Coventry and Leon MacDonald.
Glasgow Warriors consolidated their place on top of the PRO14’s Conference A, while there were also wins for Connacht and Edinburgh.
New Zealand Rugby have announced they have secured the services of impressive All Blacks, Blues and Auckland duo, Rieko and Akira Ioane.
The Blues have announced that former All Blacks centre Ma’a Nonu will return to play for them during the 2019 Super Rugby Championship.