Joeli Vidiri

Joeli was one of the first Fijian imports to hugely affect the New Zealand game. He started playing 7s with Fiji before being scooped to play for Counties Manukau in the mid-1990s.   The dynamic winger earned 61 caps for the Blues between 1996 and 2001 and earned huge respect from Blues supporters, even inspiring the song “Give me […]

Ali Williams

Ali Williams was an influential player, captaining the team in 2013 and committing most of his professional rugby career to his home team the Blues.  He was first picked for the team in 2002 and played more than 100 Super Rugby matches for the club. Aside from a one-season stint with the Crusaders in 2008, Williams was with the Blues from […]

03 Mar 2017

Photos: Blues v Chiefs

Photos by Photosport NZ

Tony Woodcock

As a Blues centurion and the most capped All Black prop, Tony’s experience and professionalism was worth its weight in gold. He was renowned as a relentless scrummager and real leader in the team.  He earned 149 Super Rugby caps, including 12 caps with the Highlanders.  At the end of 2015, Tony announced he would be retiring from rugby after the 2015 World […]

Josh Bekhuis

New to the Blues in 2015, Josh brought a wealth of second row experience. He’s been in the Super Rugby game since 2009, starting with 82 caps for his hometown club the Highlanders. Josh was born and raised in Invercargill, learning the game with Southland Boys’ High School First XV, before starting his tenure with […]

04 Feb 2017

Blues promising in first pre-season game

The Blues showed loads of promise as they went down fighting, eventually losing 38-33 to last year’s Super Rugby champions in their first pre-season game of the year. It was a tight, fast-flowing contest that was broken up into four 25 minute quarters. The Blues dominated the early stages with two tries to new signing […]

Joseph Edwards

Edwards made his Blues debut in 2015 against the Rebels and plays both flanker and number 8 for Auckland Rugby. He captained the St Kentigern College First XV and was a member of the New Zealand Under 20 team in 2013. Following on from this, Edwards gained further international honours in 2015 with selection for […]

15 Feb 2017

Photos: Investec Super Rugby launch 2017

As our first match of the 2017 Investec Super Rugby season draws ever nearer, media were invited to the competition’s official launch event at the SKYCITY Theatre yesterday. Players were on hand from all five of the New Zealand Super Rugby clubs, with James Parsons and exciting new signing Stephen Perofeta doing a fantastic job […]