The answer to all of the Blues' rugby troubles can be answered by the signatures of two men: Israel Folau and Quade Cooper.

This current Blues team is an utter disgrace to the teams of old where they were one of the most dangerous and respected Super Rugby sides in the competition. The Blues are last in the New Zealand conference and have only won three games from 12.

The answer to their salvation lies with Folau and Cooper.

Folau comes off-contract from the Waratahs at the end of this year, while Cooper is playing club rugby in Brisbane as he's no longer wanted by the Reds.

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Folau's God-given talents have enabled him to dominate opposition league and union teams throughout his professional sporting tenure.

Israel Folau celebrates after victory in the 2014 Super Rugby Grand Final. Photo / Getty Images
Israel Folau celebrates after victory in the 2014 Super Rugby Grand Final. Photo / Getty Images

Folau won NRL titles with the Melbourne Storm, State of Origin titles with Queensland and a Super Rugby title with the Waratahs in 2014.

Meanwhile, before his axing from this year's Brad Thorn-led Reds, Cooper steered the Queensland team to a title in 2011.

At his best, the polarising Cooper is Carlos Spencer-esque with his electric feet and distribution skills.

At his worst, he is a liability.

Given his potential surroundings at the Blues with Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane and coach Tana Umaga, Cooper could prosper.

A fullback and first-five respectively, the addition of Folau and Cooper into the Blues backline would lift the side's charisma.

Blues up-and-comer Stephen Perofeta would take a backseat to 58-test international Cooper, and fringe All Blacks outside back Matt Duffie would also have to vacate his spot.

Quade Cooper lines up a kick at goal during the 2011 Super Rugby Grand Final. Photo / Getty Images
Quade Cooper lines up a kick at goal during the 2011 Super Rugby Grand Final. Photo / Getty Images

Folau could play any number of positions in the backline with the 63-test international trumping Duffie's ability both on attack and defence.

Duffie's versatility would enable him to become a dangerous impact player from the bench or he could rejoin Ioane as a speedster on the opposite wing.

The combination of Cooper and Williams would be one to watch with the players already sharing a special bond off the field.

Both players already have connections to the land of the long white cloud - Cooper was born here and Folau is married to Silver Ferns and Northern Mystics netballer Maria Folau.

New Zealanders love to hate both players following incidents on and off the field, but pride doesn't win you matches.

When two of the most exciting players in world rugby become available, the Blues' management and fans need to suck it up and bite the bullet.

They need a change.

Folau and Cooper could be that change.

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