Craig Innes

Craig Innes was both a rugby and league national representative. The centre made his first international test with the All Blacks at age 20, playing Wales. He scored two tries in the match, establishing himself as a strong contender for the 13 jersey. He continued on to earn 17 caps for the national team as […]

25 Mar 2017

Blues ruthlessly down Bulls

The Blues took full advantage of the heavy lifting in the first 60 minutes, to secure an impressive six-try victory 38-14 over the Bulls from South Africa at QBE Stadium in North Harbour. It proved an arm-wrestle for the first half, with the scores locked at 7-7 at the break. But the Blues gained a […]

Royce Willis

Royce Willis made his representative debut for the Bay of Plenty side while still at Tauranga Boys College in 1994. The lock would go on to make the New Zealand Colts and the Blues in 1998, as well as the All Blacks that same year. Willis earned 12 caps for the All Blacks from 1998 […]

13 Apr 2017

Virtually unchanged team for Easter Hurricanes clash

The Blues have named a virtually unchanged side for their Easter clash against current Investec Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes at Eden Park on Saturday. They welcome 33-Test All Black Sony Bill Williams as the only change to the starting line-up from last week’s match against the Highlanders. The All Black front row of Pauliasi […]

Jason Spice

Jason Spice was a national age-grade representative in cricket before switching his focus to rugby, making the Blues squad as halfback in 1998. Spice then transferred to the Hurricanes, where he played for the next four years. Like many talented young rugby players, Spice took an international offer from Welsh club Ospreys in 2004 before […]

13 Apr 2017

KFC curtain raiser: MAGS v Hastings

Mount Albert Grammar School (MAGS) couldn’t ask for better preparation ahead of the Sanix World Rugby Youth tournament than a hit-out against Hasting Boys High School. MAGS are heading to the international invitational tournament in Japan in just over a week, but not before meeting their rugby counterparts from Hastings Boys High School in this […]

Shane Howarth

The fullback and St Peter’s College, Auckland, graduate initially signed with Auckland rugby in 1990, playing 62 caps for the team over the next five years. It was while with Auckland that Howarth earned his first All Blacks cap in 1994. When Super Rugby was launched in 1996, Howarth made the career move to League […]

12 Apr 2017

Remuera Intermediate donates boots to Blues BFF

Remuera Intermediate stunned us by donating 110 pairs of pre-loved rugby boots to our ‘Best Foot Forward’ programme. Rugby-mad teacher Hayley Buckley organised the three-week collection and said one student had contributed eight pairs of boots and another six pairs. “We’re proud of the way the school banded together to help out other players in […]

Leo Lafaiali’i

The Samoan born lock played for his national team from 2001 to 2007, earning 27 caps in the process and playing in two Rugby World Cup tournaments. Leo Lafaiali’i started his Super Rugby career with the Blues, playing for his NZ home region from 1997 to 2001 with just one year-long stint at the Chiefs. […]