12 Apr 2017

UFC legend visits Blues training

Like his favourite rugby team, Kiwi Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend Mark Hunt says he’s “down right now, but definitely not out”. The veteran mixed martial artist was at Blues training yesterday, where he spoke to the team about overcoming adversity and never giving up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. “I’ve fallen many […]

Orcades Crawford

The Hawkes Bay centurion and prop played four games for the Blues during their 1997 Super 12 winning season before transferring down to the Hurricanes for the 1998 season. Crawford was a NZ Maori representative in 1994 and also represented New Zealand Secondary Schools from 1983 to 1984. 

Paul Thomson

Blues and Auckland Rugby prop Paul Thomson helped his home team win the Super 12 competition in 1997 before taking a year off for major neck surgery. He was able to return to Super competition in 1999, the same year that he captained Auckland to the NPC title. In 2002, Thomson signed with Scottish club […]

Brian Lima

Samoan-born Brian Lima enjoyed a 17-year international career with the Samoa team from 1990 to 2007. The wing and centre made his debut for Samoa at the 1991 Rugby World Cup while still only 19. From 1996 to 1999, Lima played Super Rugby in New Zealand moving from the Highlanders to the Blues and finishing […]

Mark Carter

Mark Carter made history with the Blues in 1998 when he was the only forward to score three tries in one match while playing the Stormers. The flanker also gained national honours, selected under John Hart’s 1991 Rugby World Cup squad as back up to Michael Jones. He played league with the Warriors during the […]

John Nguamo

John Nguamo finished his first-class second five-eighths career in 1996 with the Blues, after four years with Auckland between 1992 and 1996.