18 Mar 2017

Blues succumb to Crusaders

Full of vim and vigour as they cut a swath through the opposition in the first 40 minutes, the Blues succumbed to a bludgeoning Crusaders pack 33-24 at AMI Staidum in Christchurch. The Blues enjoyed a 21-5 halftime advantage after three outstanding running tries, as the hard-working pack earned important front-foot ball to allow the […]

Rico Gear

The specialist right wing established himself as a player to watch for a number of provincial sides as well as the All Blacks, earning 19 caps for the latter. He also won a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 1998 with the New Zealand Sevens side, as well as a number of World Cup Sevens medals. […]

Doug Howlett

Doug Howlett became one of the Blues’ most consistent performers even though his Super 12 career started as a draft player with the Highlanders (1997) and Hurricanes (1998). A fast and accomplished wing, Howlett was a prolific try-scorer for New Zealand and the Blues. In 97 games for the club he scored 55 tries, including four against the Hurricanes in 2002.

15 Mar 2017

Blues visit Papatoetoe

Patrick Tuipulotu, Charlie Faumuina, Of Tu’ungafasi and a host of other players brought Blues in the ‘burbs to Papatoetoe Rugby Club on Monday night. A fantastic time was had by all, as our players ran some fun skills and drills sessions with the kids and even organised an epic game of rippa rugby. Blues in […]

Michael Jones

Michael Jones, another of Auckland’s most legendary players who, like Brooke and Fitzpatrick, was a veteran when the Super 12 started. The great loose forward managed 36 matches in 1996-99. He was captain in 1998 and will be remembered for his intercept try in the 1998 final that clinched victory against the Brumbies.  In 1986 Jones made his […]

30 Mar 2017

Largely unchanged side to host Western Force

The Blues are sticking with a largely unchanged line-up when they host the Western Force at Eden Park on Saturday. There are only two changes from the starting line-up that beat the Bulls last weekend, with the game at the earlier time of 5.15pm kick-off. Young flanker Blake Gibson gets a break after a highly […]

Jonah Lomu

The legendary Jonah Lomu was one of the most imposing wingers to pull on the Blues and All Blacks jerseys. He debuted for the All Blacks at 19 and went on to earn 63 caps for the side. From 1996 to 1998, Lomu made 22 appearances for the Blues before moving to the Chiefs and the Hurricanes in 2000.   His […]

Luke McAlister

McAlister debuted for the Blues in 2004 and played for the club for four seasons, during which time he made his All Blacks debut in 2005 in the third Test against the British & Irish Lions. The 2002 IRB Under-19 Player of the Year, McAlister was also the Blues’ top points scorer in the 2005 Rebel Sport Super 14  In […]