Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson was another Rugby Union and League crossover. He started his career with North Harbour in 1996, playing hooker for the regional team. He then joined the Chiefs from 1997 to 1998 before returning to the Blues from 1999-2002. Robinson then transferred to League, playing hooker for the Auckland-based club. He finished his playing […]

Marc Ellis

The utility back made waves in both Rugby League and Union. During the 1995 Rugby World Cup, Ellis scored six tries against Japan, breaking the record for most tries by an individual in a single game at the competition. He then proceeded to play League for the Warriors from 1996 to 1997, before returning to […]

James Christian

Graham Henry selected James Christian for the Auckland NPC team straight out of high school. He played three seasons with the Blues, earning three caps for the side and playing the 1998 Super Rugby final. Christian also played for representative teams the New Zealand Colts, New Zealand Universities and the Barbarians. He played for Newcastle […]

Shane McDonald

While only earning two caps for the Blues in 1998, Shane McDonald enjoyed a long career with his home regional team Taranaki, earning 118 caps for the team and 90 points as hooker. 

24 May 2017

Blues v Chiefs Super Rugby Preview

The Battle of the Bombays is set to light up Eden Park on Friday night when we take on our closest Investec Super Rugby rivals, the Chiefs. There’ll be more than just competition points and bragging rights on offer in our last home game of the regular 2017 Investec Super Rugby season; there’ll also be […]

Hayden Taylor

Hayden Taylor played centre for the Blues between 1998 and 2001. The Northlander was most recognised for his commitment to regional rugby, playing for Northland between 1995 and 2007 and earning 124 caps in the process. He went on to manage the Northland team in later years. 

10 May 2017

Celebrating women in rugby

Keep this Friday evening free, ladies – because we’re hosting something special at Eden Park and you’re all invited. That’s right. We’re celebrating ‘women in rugby’ at our round-12 Investec Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs at Eden Park on Friday, and together with our match day partner SKYCITY, we’ve got some awesome things planned […]