Charles Riechelmann

The Tongan-born lock and flanker played 10 games for the All Blacks, six being tests. He made the commitment to New Zealand Rugby at an early age, despite offers from Tonga ahead of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The Auckland Grammar School old boy was regionally recognised in 1994, earning a spot on the Auckland NPC squad. […]

01 Mar 2017

Meet the team at Blues in the ‘burbs

Blues in the ‘burbs is back and better than ever in 2017, offering fans a chance to meet and mingle with their favourite players. That’s right. Every week during the month of March, the team will be hitting local rugby clubs across Auckland to sign autographs, pose for selfies, and run rugby skills and drills […]

Richard Fromont

The All Black lock played for the Blues in Super Rugby’s early years before moving to France to finish his career with SU Agen. He was selected for the national side to tour England, Scotland and France, representing the All Blacks 10 times but never playing a test.  

24 Mar 2017

Three Bulls to watch out for this Saturday

Due to the quirks of the Investec Super Rugby conference system, we haven’t faced the Bulls for almost two years. A lot has changed since that hard-fought 23-18 victory over them at Eden Park, so we’ve cast a critical eye over the South African side’s talent pool and picked three of their players to watch […]

Olo Brown

The Samoan prop earned 33 caps for the Blues and 56 for the All Blacks over his career, becoming the first All Black prop to earn 50 caps. He was forced to retired in 1998 due to neck and back injuries and proceeded to study law post-rugby. 

25 Mar 2017

Tana on Blues v Bulls

Craig Dowd

Blues player number one, Craig Dowd was an outstanding prop for Auckland, the Blues and the All Blacks in the mid to late 1990s.  Dowd was a reliable lineout option at the front and mobile in the open. He was in two Auckland sides that won the Ranfurly Shield in 1995 and 1996, in national championship winning sides in 1993-96 and […]

22 Feb 2017

Best Foot Forward

Anthony Boric

Boric, an All Blacks lock, played for the Blues between 2006 and 2013 before a neck injury forced him to take a step back from Super Rugby. He travelled over to Japan on a two-year contract with the Mitsubishi Dynaboars, but retired early from injury concerns. His natural athleticism and physical attributes made him an excellent line-out forward choice for both the Blues […]