05 Apr 2017

Meet the Blues at the 2017 Royal Easter Show

Fresh off the back of signing autographs and posing for dozens of selfies after our match against the Western Force last weekend, we’re giving Blues fans another opportunity to meet some of your favourite players. That’s right. The annual Royal Easter Show is coming to town and we’re going to be there from Friday 14 […]

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 […]

Daniel Braid

Daniel Braid had the ill luck to be an open-side flanker playing at the same time as Richie McCaw. But while his test chances were limited, Braid still enjoyed a successful career when he entered Auckland sides in the early 2000s along with his schoolmate Angus Macdonald, who also went on to perform well for […]

01 Apr 2017

Force reckoned with at Eden Park

The embattled Western Force were a force to be reckoned with at Eden Park tonight, eventually going down 24-15 thanks to some excellent Blues tries at crucial times. The Aussies, no doubt motivated by speculation that they may be dropped from the Investec Super Rugby competition under the suggested new format, dominated possession early. In […]

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 […]

30 Mar 2017

Strong A-team named to face Canes

Northland lock Josh Goodhue will captain a strong Blues A side in this weekend’s KFC curtain raiser against the Hurricanes development team. The side features Rene Ranger at centre, Kara Pryor at openside, and four players who have been named in the New Zealand U20 squad to travel to the Gold Coast next month for […]

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.  

31 Mar 2017

Blues v Force Super Rugby Preview

Our Blues are back at Eden Park this weekend and looking for back-to-back wins against a battling Western Force side. Both teams’ fortunes couldn’t have been more different last weekend. It’s fair to say that the Western Force’s tour of New Zealand did not get off to the start they would have wanted, soundly beaten […]

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 […]