29 Mar 2017
Mt Albert Grammar School (MAGS) and Kaipara College have continued their domination of the Westie Pies Secondary School 10s Tournament with wins in the respective boys’ and girls’ division finals over the weekend. It’s the third year in a row that MAGS has won the boys’ division title, following a hard-fought 13-5 victory over an […]
By playing for the Blues in 1997 and moving to the Crusaders in 1998, Marsh achieved a feat few have been able to replicate: winning back-to-back Super Rugby titles with different teams. A majority of Marsh’s playing career was with French club Clermont, then known as Montferrand, playing centre for the side from 1998 to […]
27 Apr 2017
Gifted loose forward Akira Ioane has his opportunity to shine when he starts in this weekend’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Brumbies in Canberra. Ioane has big shoes to fill for his third start of the season at No 8, with inspirational Jerome Kaino ruled out with a knee injury. Coach Tana Umaga said […]
The Auckland flanker earned one cap for the Blues against Northern Transvaal before moving to South Africa to play for Eastern Province.
21 Apr 2017
The Blues are thrilled that inside back Piers Francis has been named today in the England team to play against Argentina in June. The English player, who is in his second year with the Blues, is leaving the team at the end of the season to return to UK to play for Northampton Saints in […]
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.
26 Apr 2017
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 […]
05 Apr 2017
A tenacious Blues A side fought their way back from a 19-point deficit, before finally succumbing 35-45 to a well-drilled Hurricanes Development team at Eden Park in the weekend. Played in beautiful sunshine ahead of our Investec Super Rugby match with the Western Force, the KFC curtain raiser might even have been more exciting than […]
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 […]