Augustine Pulu has been announced as the new captain of the Blues.
Hooker James Parsons captained the Blues this year as Tana Umaga's men finished ninth, just outside the playoffs.
Coach Tana Umaga said Pulu, along with previous captains Jerome Kaino and Parsons, form part of the senior leadership group.
Pulu has played 64 games in Super Rugby as well as representing New Zealand in Sevens at the Rio Olympics and has two All Black caps.
The Blues also announced that Ben Afeaki, the former New Zealand Maoris and All Black prop, has been appointed as scrum coach.
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