With three years of Counties Manukau ITM Cup experience under his belt, Raaymakers joined the Blues for his first and only Super Rugby campaign in 2013. The strong ball carrier was a member of the New Zealand Under-20 team in 2010 and had a huge work rate on the field.
28 Feb 2018
The Blues will name a largely unchanged side to host neighbours and perennial rivals, the Chiefs in their first home game of the Investec Super Rugby season at Eden Park on Friday. All Black Patrick Tuipulotu, who came off the bench in the narrow loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin last week, will get his […]
07 Nov 2015
Perry has represented New Zealand at Secondary School, Under-19 and Heartland levels. The former Crusaders’ Wider Training Group member returned to rugby in 2012 after a break and showed solid form for Tasman. He played for the Blues in 2013 before transferring down to the Crusaders in 2014.
26 Feb 2018
The Blues players are getting in behind the relief fund in the Pacific in the wake of Cyclone Gita. They are encouraging fans to join them in supporting Red Cross in a special appeal to aid families in the Pacific Islands who are most in need. Red Cross will stage an appeal at the Blues […]
24 Nov 2015
The Blues High Performance department works closely with our provincial union partners and NZ Rugby in developing players from the Blues region to be ready to perform successfully in Super Rugby. The objectives of the programme are to create aspiration, retain talent in the Blues region and continue to grow our legacy of success. The Future Blues programme is […]
Naholo burst onto the rugby scene playing sevens and has been a member of the New Zealand Sevens team. Hailing from Taranaki, the winger earned a strong reputation with his ability to strike from anywhere on the field. He was released from the Blues in 2013 and signed with the Highlanders for their Super Rugby […]
21 Feb 2018
A bunch of All Blacks mixed with daring debutants will open the Blues Investec Super Rugby season against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday. Head coach Tana Umaga today named six current and three former All Blacks in his squad for the opener at Forsyth Barr Stadium, while there are four players to make their […]
21 Nov 2015
Barrett captained Taranaki during the 2013 ITM Cup and earned three caps for the Blues over the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He competed for the openside flanker position with Luke Braid and Brendon O’Connor, but also had the ability to cover six and lock. The older brother of All Black first five-eighths Beauden, Kane was […]