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 […]

09 Mar 2017

Blues v Highlanders Super Rugby Preview

Since the start of Super Rugby, the Blues and Highlanders have faced off in competition 27 times, with the wins split 16 to 11 in favour of our boys in blue. Most recently, in round one last year, the Blues beat the Highlanders 33-31 in a highly entertaining encounter at Eden Park. The lead changed […]

Keven Mealamu

Keven Mealamu made his 163rd Super Rugby appearance during the 2015 season, surpassing the record he shared with Reds and Force lock Nathan Sharpe. He initially struggled to hold down a regular starting spot during his first two seasons at the Blues and in 2002 was picked up in the draft by rival New Zealand […]

02 Mar 2017

U20s prepare for Canes

Our top two sides are aiming to follow in the footsteps of the Blues under-20s when they face the Chiefs in Hamilton tomorrow. Last weekend the U20s survived a massive comeback to beat the Chiefs 33-26 at Manukau Rugby Club, starting and finishing the match strongly with tries to JP Sauni, captain Dalton Papalii (pictured), […]

Mils Muliaina

The Samoan-born fullback started his Super Rugby career with the Blues in 2001, helping the side earn the Super Rugby trophy in 2003 and tallying up 49 caps. He then moved south to play for the Chiefs in 2006.  Mils Muliaina, as most people call him, is recognised for earning a century of All Black caps between 2003 […]

01 Mar 2017

Blues v Chiefs Super Rugby Preview

Since 1996 and the formation of Super Rugby, the two sides have faced off in competition 26 times, with the Blues winning 10 of those encounters, and the Chiefs the other 16. The Blues were dominant in the early days of the competition, having never lost to the Chiefs during the first four years of […]

Isa Nacewa

Isa Nacewa was at home in any position from first five-eighths to fullback and was a useful goal kicker as well during his 44 games for the Blues from 2005-08. He was another in a long line of legendary Fijian wingers like Joeli Vidiri, Rupeni Caucaunibuca and Joe Rokocoko who have thrived as potent attacking weapons for the Blues.  He would certainly have been an […]

08 Mar 2017

Blues in the ‘burbs begins

A little bit of rain wasn’t going to stop us from dropping by Auckland University Rugby Club last night to meet and mingle with loyal Blues fans. Relocated inside the clubrooms because of the weather, Augustine Pulu, Sam Prattley, Akira Ioane, and a whole host of others played games with the more than 100 kids […]

Joe Rokocoko

Joe Rokocoko was a player whose attacking qualities are without question.   He had a disappointing season by his own high standards in 2009 and missed out on the All Blacks’ end of season tour to Europe.  But he showed remarkable determination to hit back in 2010, upping his workrate to become the top try scorer for the Blues and reestablishing himself […]

08 Mar 2017

Q&A with Ihaia West

Talented first five-eighth Ihaia West is back in 2017 and rearing to go. Since the last time we saw him in a Blues jersey, the Hawkes Bay native has represented his home province in the Mitre 10 Cup and been on tour with the New Zealand Maori. We caught up with him ahead of our […]