Born in Timaru but raised in Waimate, this talented halfback has been something of a rugby nomad in New Zealand. He played collegiate rugby in Christchurch for Shirley Boys High School before a move to Nelson College for his final year. Billy made his debut in the ITM Cup with North Otago, earning 29 caps […]
12 Feb 2018
Head coach Tana Umaga was delighted with the contribution of his young players, and how the experienced players stood up in claiming the Brisbane Global Tens title. The Blues came from behind with two tries in the final three minutes to grab a 10-7 win over the Hurricanes on a wet second day of the […]
18 Apr 2016
We’re excited to introduce the Blues Jackpot! Each week we’re giving away amazing prizes. You can score everything from a Blues jersey to a jet boat ride on Auckland harbour. Sound good? Thought so. Check out the full list of prizes below. 2 x Gold Reserved Tickets to the remaining 3 home games Auckland Harbour […]
The first five-eighth came in to the Blues with a number of years experience in professional rugby, playing in Italy, England, Japan and for both the Highlanders and Crusaders. Bowden played Under-19 and Under-21 rugby for New Zealand.
14 Apr 2016
06 Feb 2018
All Blacks Akira Ioane and George Moala join guest star Carlos Spencer in the Blues team to contest the Brisbane Global 10s tournament this Friday and Saturday. The 22-strong squad, announced today by coach Tana Umaga, also includes teenage talent Caleb Clarke, who returns after playing for the All Blacks Sevens team in the World […]
Jordan Manihera came in to the Blues as injury cover during the 2014 Super Rugby season, covering for Joe Edwards. He played two games, both in South Africa on the team’s South African tour.
01 Feb 2018
The Blues have named an extended 36-strong squad to meet the Chiefs in their first pre-season match at Te Kuiti on Friday. The Super Rugby neighbours are regular combatants in pre-season although it is the first time the two sides have ventured to Te Kuiti, as a mark of respect for the great Sir Colin […]