Lee Stensness

Auckland-born Lee Stensness began his rugby career in first five-eighths with Manawatu, playing for the NPC side from 1989 to 1992. It was when Stensness moved up to Auckland and moved into second string behind Grant Fox that he decided to switch to second five.   He made his All Black debut in 1993, earning 14 caps of the next five […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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.  

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 […]

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. 

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 […]