Team manager Richard Fry has been immersed in rugby from an early age, both as a player and involved in the commercial side for Lion Breweries.
Richard played for Auckland, Counties Manukau and North Harbour. He was a member of the Barbarians as well as the New Zealand Sevens before heading over to France and Italy with the sport.
His time with Lion Breweries eventually led to a role with the All Blacks management team under John Hart between 1996-1999. He came to the Blues as Team Manager in 2014.