Tony Coughlan

Tony Coughlan began his first-class career with North Harbour in 1998, earning a spot in the 1999 Blues line-up. He then transferred down to the Hurricanes in 2000, earning 15 appearances for the Wellington-based side. After a four-year career in Super Rugby, Coughlan moved to the UK to play for Ilkey. He returned in 2006 […]

Rua Tipoki

Rua Tipoki began his Super Rugby career with the Blues in 1999 and proceeded to travel New Zealand and the world with the sport. He returned to the Blues in 2001 and again in 2005-2006. The centre went on to play for the Highlanders, Munster in Ireland and the Crusaders. He also was selected for […]

30 Apr 2017

Tough win against Brumbies

Mission accomplished. The Blues secured a decisive if hard-fought victory over the Brumbies in Canberra, picking up a five-point win with the bonus point. On the face of it, an 18-12 win looks slim but the victory was more emphatic that the scoreline would suggest, scoring three unconverted tries to none and winning most of […]

Slade McFarland

Slade McFarland played hooker for the Blues, but also tried his hand as prop for NPC team North Harbour. He played 128 caps for the regional team and earned 115 points in the process. McFarland was also selected for the New Zealand Maori, the New Zealand Colts and age-group national teams.  

23 May 2017

Support your favourite charity at the Blues v Chiefs game on Friday

Blues foundation partner Barfoot & Thompson is donating $20,000 to charity at our match against the Chiefs on Friday night – and they want your help to choose which one. That’s right. Four charities will be at Eden Park on Friday night, including the Starship Foundation (Barfoot & Thompson’s principal charity), Coastguard (the official charity […]

Jason Barrell

Jason Barrell started his first-class career with Northland before moving south to Auckland. He started Super Rugby with the Chiefs and then the Blues in 1999. His professional rugby career was pulled short during an NPC match against Northland in 1999 when he broke his neck during a scrum. Many have been inspired by Barrell’s […]

Glenn Taylor

Glenn Taylor alternated between the Chiefs, Hurricanes and Blues during his Super Rugby career. He’s most remembered for captaining the Northland side and earning 143 caps in the process. Taylor made six All Black appearances, only one being a test. He also made a number of representative teams, like the New Zealand Colts and the […]