09 Aug 2017

‘BS4L’ 5 Year Celebration

If you’ve been to a Blues game in the last five seasons, then the chances are very good that you’ve seen – or indeed heard – the Blues Supporters 4 Life group supporting our team from the lower east stand at Eden Park. “It just started out as a good way to share my love […]

Francis Saili

A physical player who consistently broke the line and who earned an All Black selection in 2013, one year after making his Blues debut. Francis is the younger brother of former Blues player Peter and he brought a commanding presence to the Blues backline, destroying oppositions. At the end of the 2015 season, Francis signed […]

25 Jul 2017

Luatua named MVP

Outstanding loose forward Steven Luatua has been voted our Most Valuable Player as well as the Players’ Player of the Year at the Blues Awards for 2017. The much-loved Blues stalwart, who is leaving the club for Bristol after earning 76 caps since his debut in 2012, was honoured with both awards at a glamorous […]

Hadleigh Parkes

Hadleigh Parkes started his professional rugby career in Palmerston North in 2010 with the Manawatu provincial side. He then moved north to Auckland, earning his first Super Rugby contract with the Blues in 2012. This was followed by a stint with the Kings (2013) and Hurricanes (2014).

19 Jul 2017

Future Blues go to camp

While the team was away in Japan last week, selected schoolboys were invited to attend Blues Under 17 and Under 18 Camps. More than 50 players from the Blues rugby region attended the four-day U18 camp, which was split between Mt Albert Grammar School and the Blues High Performance Centre. The Under 17 Camp, which […]

Ma’a Nonu

Ma’a Nonu returned to the Blues in 2014 after a season with the Highlanders. A highly respected and experienced member of the All Blacks, Nonu was renowned as one of the best midfielders in the world. He debuted for the Hurricanes in 2003, playing for the Wellington-based side until 2011 when he spent brief periods […]

Angus Ta’avao

As a young prop Angus has held his own alongside the powerful Blues and All Black front row. A player with excellent athleticism and a huge work rate, Angus played a major part in the Blues tight five in 2015. At the end of the 2015 season, Angus signed with the New South Wales Waratahs […]

28 Jun 2017

Black, Gatland bolster squad

The Blues have bolstered their inside back stocks with the signing of two young players, Otere Black and Bryn Gatland for the Investec Super Rugby competition. Black, 22, who played for the New Zealand Maoris and New Zealand Under-20s, has been part of the Hurricanes for two years as back-up to Beauden Barrett. Gatland, also […]

Gareth Anscombe

Gareth Anscombe made an impressive debut for the Blues in 2012 after being involved in the Blues wider training squad in 2011. After his first season with the Blues, Anscombe was released to join the Chiefs from 2013 and 2014 before moving to Wales to pursue his heritage, playing for his mother’s country of birth. […]