Luke Braid

Acknowledged for his leadership ability and no-nonsense approach on the field, Luke led the Blues in the 2014 season. As a player he stood out with his technical ability over the ball, destruction of teams at the breakdown and uncompromising approach.  He earned 79 Super Rugby caps, 9 caps from playing for the Chiefs. At the end of 2014, Luke announced […]

06 Apr 2017

Luatua, Gibson, SBW back for Blues

The Blues are set to welcome back three key players for the clash against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday. The match, which kicks off at 7:35pm at Forsyth Barr, will feature the long-awaited return of Sonny Bill Williams, who will make his debut for the Blues from the bench after rupturing his Achilles at […]

Robin Brooke

Robin Brooke played some outstanding rugby at lock, especially in the highly successful first two or three seasons. He also provided effective leadership during difficult circumstances in 1999-2001, even though in 2000-01 his international career had come to an end. He finished with 63 Super appearances.  

Steven Luatua

Steven Luatua is an impressive loose forward and leader who garnered international honours at a young age, valued for his impressive physique, power and skill. The Mt Albert Grammar old boy made the NZ Secondary Schools team in 2010, the same year that he was selected for the Auckland provincial squad. He played a key […]

06 Apr 2017

Blues v Highlanders Super Rugby Preview – round seven

It’s only round seven, but this weekend’s clash with the Highlanders in Dunedin could very well be the match that defines our 2017 Investec Super Rugby season. The Blues are currently sitting in eighth place at the time of writing, precariously positioned in the final playoffs spot and just one point ahead of the Highlanders. […]

Zinzan Brooke

Zinzan Brooke, though in the twilight of his illustrious career as one of New Zealand’s greatest No 8s, had the distinction of leading the Blues to their first two championship wins in 1996-97, playing with his trademark flair and flamboyance, despite beginning to battle age and injuries which caused him to miss some games. He made […]

20 Mar 2017

Blues A bag nine against Chiefs

The Blues A side reversed the result of their recent clash against the Chiefs Development with a 55-31 victory at Pakuranga Rugby Club on Saturday. In front of a sizeable crowd, the home side ran in nine tries, set-up with an excellent platform and delivered around the park with precision by first five Stephen Perofeta. […]

Rupeni Caucaunibuca

Rupeni Caucaunibuca appeared all too briefly for the Blues, just 14 games in 2002-04. But that was enough to prove that he was one of the most gifted wings to ever play the game. He scored 15 tries in 14 games, including a spectacular hat-trick in 2004 against the Crusaders.  In 2003 ‘Caucau’ lit up the World Cup, almost beating Scotland single-handed. […]

23 Mar 2017

Faumuina returns against Bulls

The Blues have just one change to their starting line-up to take on the Bulls from South Africa in Saturday’s home game in Investec Super Rugby at QBE Stadium in North Harbour. All Black Charlie Faumuina is named in the front row in his expected return from injury, although it will be dependent on how […]