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The Blues announced today that MacDonald will be in charge with Umaga staying on as a defensive coach.

'This is the best way forward' - Tana Umaga welcomes former teammate Leon MacDonald as Blues head coach

The Blues announced today that MacDonald will be in charge with Umaga staying on as a defensive coach.

The Blues announced today that Umaga will stay on till the end of the 2019 Super Rugby season.

Tana Umaga replaced by Leon MacDonald as head coach of the Blues

Former All Black captain will be the defence coach after restructure, despite recently signing a new contract.

PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 19:  Levi Aumua of Tasman attempts to evade the Manawatu defence during the round six Mitre 10 Cup match between Manawatu and Tasman at Central Energy Trust Arena on September 19, 2018 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Tasman Mako duo Levi Aumua and Jed Brown included in Blues 2019 squad

Aumua will have some stiff competition with Nonu, SBW, TJ Faiane and young gun Taniela Tele'a chasing for spots in the midfield.

Jonah Lomu will be farewelled at a special ceremony held at Mt Eden park today.

Former All Blacks coach John Hart appointed one of three NZR representatives on Blues Board

Hart is joined by Richard Dellabarca and Sam Lotu-Iiga as new additions.

Rieko Ioane of the Blues looks on. Super Rugby match, Blues v Rebels at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 2 June 2018 © Copyright Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

NZ Rugby take over 40 per cent ownership of struggling Blues

Bolton Equities Limited have been made to sell their shares to NZR.

Chiefs first-five Damian McKenzie in action during a Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and Brumbies played at FMG Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand on Saturday 7 July 2018.

Copyright photo: © Bruce Lim / www.photosport.nz

Crusaders snubbed in Super Rugby team of the year as McKenzie is named player of the season

George Bridge is the solitary player selected from the champions.

Sonny Bill Williams studying for a degree in applied management

Cross-code star and his Blues teammates have been called "beautiful writers."

Karl Tu'inukuafe leaves his playing boots at his Chiefs locker as he farewells team.

'Time to go home' - Karl Tu'inukuafe shares heart-warming farewell picture directed to Chiefs

The All Blacks front rower is heading north to the Blues next year.

The rookie prop showed class in his side's 52-11 victory at Eden Park.

Fast-rising All Blacks prop Karl Tu'inukuafe quits Chiefs for hometown Blues

Tu'inukuafe will be hoping to turn the Blues' fortunes around.

Crusaders lock Scott Barrett celebrates his try with teammate Kieran Read. Crusaders v Highlanders. Super Rugby, round 19, Wyatt Crockett Stadium, Christchurch, New Zealand, 6th July 2018. Photo Copyright: Craig Morrison / www.photosport.nz

Super Rugby power rankings: Defending champs Crusaders on top as play-offs draws near

1 NEWS NOW rugby expert Campbell Burnes takes a loot at who's hot, and who's not in Super Rugby this week.

Hurricanes second-five Ngani Laumape scores a try in the tackle of Blues' halfback Augustine Pulu. Round 18 Super Rugby match, Hurricanes v Blues. Westpac Stadium, Wellington. Saturday 7th July 2018. © Copyright Photo: Grant Down / www.photosport.nz

Ngani Laumape scores four tries as Hurricanes blow away lowly Blues

The Hurricanes defeated the Blues 42-24 in Wellington.

Opinion: No Sir John Kirwan, you didn't fail the Blues - they failed you

The legendary All Black was made a scapegoat by a side overloaded with on and off-field issues.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen won't reprimand Jordie Barrett for being 'stupid'

"The choice to be out at 5am the week before a test is not a good professional choice," Hansen said.

Rieko Ioane of the Blues looks on. Super Rugby match, Blues v Rebels at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 2 June 2018 © Copyright Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

All Black Rieko Ioane apologises after altercation with Blues teammate leaves him with eye injury, treated at A&E

Ioane says the incident after the Blues loss to the Melbourne Rebels last night wasn't serious.

Blues hooker James Parsons says banned Owen Franks never apologised to him over incident

The revelation contradicts judiciary statement about why Crusaders prop's ban was halved.

Super Rugby Power Rankings: Jags on the prowl, 'Tahs snap trans-Tasman hoodoo

Crusaders and Hurricanes face off this week to determine top NZ side.

Jordan Taufua against the Blues

Brave Blues slump to another defeat as Richie Mo'unga masterclass sees Crusaders prevail

The Blues' struggles continued, falling to a gutsy 32-24 defeat in Auckland.

Rieko Ioane of the Blues is tackled by Curwin Bosch of the Sharks. Super Rugby match, Blues v Sharks at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 31 March 2018 © Copyright Photo: Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Rieko Ioane returns to the wing as Blues name side to face Crusaders

Coach Tana Umaga has named a settled side for the Blues' clash with the 2017 champions.

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The former All Blacks fullback will link up with Tana Umaga next year to coach the Blues.

Leon MacDonald looking forward to 'challenge' of turning around battling Blues

The former All Blacks fullback will link up with Tana Umaga next year to coach the Blues.

"Changing coaches every cycle hasn't worked," Michael Redman said.

Tana Umaga to stay on as coach of the struggling Blues for another season after contract extended

Umaga will link up with his old All Blacks teammate Leon MacDonald, who will be his assistant.

Patrick Tuipulotu during the All Blacks captains run. Buenos Aires (ARGENTINA), Sept. 30, 2016: Captain's Run before the International Test Match between Argentina v New Zealand during the Rugby Championship at Estadio Jose Amalfitani, on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Copyright photo: Pablo Gasparini / www.photosport.nz

Patrick Tuipulotu likely to miss All Blacks series against France with shoulder injury

Tuipulotu was injured when the Blues went down to the Hurricanes on Friday.

'They don't fluster very much' - Tana Umaga concedes Hurricanes too good for Blues

The Hurricanes took a 36-15 win to compound the Blues' woes against Kiwi sides at Eden Park.

Gutsy Blues suffer another loss, dominant Hurricanes come out on top in gruelling NZ Super Rugby derby

The Blues have gone down 36-15 after a masterclass performance from the Hurricanes at Eden Park in Auckland.

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