The Blues had their first hit up of the season against the Chiefs.

Herald sports reporter Christopher Reive was at the pre-season warm-up session in Waiuku.

1.35pm: Nonu has arrived

We have a Nonu sighting! Ma'a Nonu has just gone out into the pitch here in Waiuku, leading one of two Blues groups against the Chiefs.

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SBW is not in action today, but is instead on hand to assist the medical staff and run the waters.

If there's a contest for the team with the most hair this year, the Blues will be easy favourites. There are some manes out there today.

[Read more: New and improved Nonu? Teammate opens lid on Blues training]
1.50pm: Chiefs show some pace

There is some speed in the Chiefs backline this season, as shown in a backline move that led to a try out wide.

There's a few hundred people out here to watch the action and they've had reason to find their voice a few times.

Both sides have shown some potential with their set pieces; the Blues just deployed a lovely move from a lineout to score beside the sticks.

Blues coach Leon MacDonald. Photo / Photosport
Blues coach Leon MacDonald. Photo / Photosport

2pm: People love Nonu

Young Blues halfback Johnathan Ruru has impressed some of the locals with his ability to take on the line.

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The game, if you can call it that, comes to a close after a touch more than an hour of the opening whistle.

Nonu's return to the Blues is proving to be a big hit - he has a swarm of fans around him.

- More reaction from the coaches and players to come on nzherald.co.nz/sport