24 Jan 2018

Age Group Camp Impresses

Nearly 50 Future Blues returned to the Blues High Performance Centre for their second camp day on 19 January. In December, the 49 players from Northland, North Harbour and Auckland attended a one-day camp, along with their parents. While the focus of the first day pre-Christmas, was on the off-field components of professional rugby, the […]

Jared Payne

An elusive fullback who played for the New Zealand Under-21 and Schools Sevens teams, Jared Payne was one of eight new players to join the Blues squad for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby competition. Payne first played representative rugby for Waikato and made his made his Super Rugby debut in 2007 with the Chiefs before […]

24 Oct 2017

Duffie earns All Blacks selection

Outstanding form in Super Rugby and the Mitre-10 Cup has been rewarded with Matt Duffie selected for the All Blacks’ Northern Tour to England, France, Wales and Scotland. Duffie is one of six Blues players selected and the only new cap among the outside backs named for the Tour. The 27 year old, who has […]

Michael Reid

The former North Harbour captain made 48 appearances for North Harbour and one for the Blues, before injury forced an early retirement at age 25. Ruptured tendons were deemed irreparable, even after four seasons or rehabilitation and surgery. Fortunately, the prop had a Bachelor of Commerce degree to utilise after leaving professional sport.

12 Oct 2017

Ruru joins Blues halfback ranks

Former Hawkes Bay and current Otago halfback Jonathan Ruru will join the Blues for the 2018 Investec Super Rugby season. Ruru will join current halfbacks Augustine Pulu and Sam Nock in the Blues squad. The Hawkes Bay player moved to Otago last year where he has become a regular fixture in their Mitre 10 Cup […]

Filo Paulo

Initially named in the Blues Wider Training Group in 2010, Filo Paulo was thrust into the full squad to replace the injured Ali Williams and performed admirably, playing 12 games in his debut season. An extremely physical player and a strong lineout jumper, Paulo played his first season of provincial rugby in 2011 for North […]

Alby Mathewson

Alby Mathewson signed with Auckland in 2009 and made his Blues debut in 2010 after previously playing for the Hurricanes. His move north reaped immediate awards as he was named the 2010 Super 14 Player of the Year and went on to be selected in the All Blacks end of year tour. The Former New […]

21 Sep 2017

Revamped Investec Super Rugby format excites the Blues

The Blues are excited by a challenging fixture list for the revamped 2018 Investec Super Rugby season, with the draw announced today. Under the new format all New Zealand teams play each other twice – home and away – which means more action-packed local derbies for the fans and they will get to support the […]

Viliami Ma’afu

Six years after making his provincial debut, number 8 Viliami Ma’afu was finally selected for his debut season of Super Rugby after an impressive couple of seasons with North Harbour. Ma’afu was awarded the 2009 North Harbour Player of the Year and is a triple international – having represented Tonga in tennis and golf as […]