31 May 2017

Understanding concussion

The Blues and New Zealand Rugby go to great lengths to tackle the problem of concussion in our game head on – but what is a concussion and what are its symptoms? The most common type of head injury in sport, a concussion can occur when a player receives an impact to the head or […]

Tasesa Lavea

Tasesa Lavea had been an age grade rep through the ages of 14, 15 and 16 and was selected in both the Auckland and New Zealand Schools sides in 1998. The following year he was picked up by rugby league scouts from the Melbourne Storm and remained with that side for two years, before playing […]

Greg Feek

A Ranfurly Shield winner as part of Taranaki’s unheralded 1996 side, Greg Feek offered yeoman service to the Crusaders when he moved south to join the club in 1998. He remained until the close of the Super 12 decade. Feek was named in the All Blacks in 1999 and went on to gain 10 test caps […]

Greg Rawlinson

South-African born Greg Rawlinson secured himself a spot in the Super 12 after just two seasons playing rugby in New Zealand. Born and raised in Natal, Rawlinson made his Super 12 debut for the Sharks while playing NPC rugby for Bay of Plenty and later North Harbour. He joined the Blues in 2004, making 39 appearances […]

31 May 2017

Meet some of the women on the team…

With the team away during the international rugby window and Super Rugby on pause, we thought we’d take this opportunity to shine a light on a trio of women within the Blues organisation who keep the team performing at their absolute peak – on and off the field. Kylie Wilson, Mental Skills Coach One of […]

20 May 2017

Stormers too strong in Cape Town

The Blues’ hopes of securing a play-off spot in the hyper-competitive New Zealand conference suffered a brutal set-back in Cape Town this morning (NZ time), going down 30-22 to the Stormers. Referee Jaco van Heerden ruled the match with an iron fist, and as a result both teams traded yellow cards early – winger Matt Duffie received […]

Mose Tuiali’i

The Auckland-born and Kelston Boys High educated loose forward made his Super Rugby debut for the Blues in 2003, coming off the bench for three caps. Tuiali’i was then recruited in to the Crusaders side for the 2004 season, the same year he made his All Blacks debut against Argentina. From 2009 to 2013, Tuiali’i took […]

Shannon Paku

Shannon Paku made his professional rugby debut with Wellington in 2000 and was soon pulled in to the Hurricanes side in 2001. Paku would remain with the Wellington-based squad until 2008, aside from his one-year stint with the Blues in 2003 where he would earn two caps. The wing played for the New Zealand Maori […]