11 Mar 2017

Blues fall agonisingly short

The Blues came agonisingly close to winning at Eden Park tonight, eventually losing 12-16 to a desperate Highlanders side looking for its first victory of the season. They made the visitors earn it, forcing them to make 40 more tackles. The home side fought tooth-and-nail right up until the bitter end, hammering repeatedly at the […]

Tevita Li

Tevita’s raw power, skill in finding the gap and evasiveness on the field earned him a Blues debut against France in 2013 while still a student at Massey High School. He was recruited out of high school to play for North Harbour and the Blues, whereby he continued to impress with startling speed. An All […]

09 Mar 2017

All Blacks return to starting line-up

The Blues have named six All Blacks who will make their first start of the Investec Super Rugby season to play the Highlanders at Eden Park on Saturday. Co-Captains James Parsons and Jerome Kaino are named in the pack that also sees a start for prop Charlie Faumuina and lock Patrick Tuipulotu. There’s a further […]

Michael Little

The North Harbour fullback has been playing Mitre 10 Cup since 2013 and was a member of the Blues’ Development team in 2014. Little is the son of former All Black Walter Little and has international experience himself, taking part in the Fiji Under 20 camp ahead of 2012’s Junior World Championship.

15 Mar 2017

Photos: Blues Club Q&A Evening

Blues Club members got a rare opportunity last week to quiz Head Coach Tana Umaga about everything from pre-game meals to which player has the worst taste in music. He was just one of the panellists at the exclusive evening hosted at our High Performance Centre, alongside Chief Executive Michael Redman, High Performance Manager Tony […]

Quentin MacDonald

Quentin MacDonald has the advantage of drawing on a number of international and professional rugby appearances. The Blenheim native already has experience with the Blues, earning 6 caps for our region in 2013 after spending three years with the Crusaders’ Wider Training Group. He captained the Marlborough Boys’ College First XV and helped the NZ […]

Hoani Matenga

The Christchurch Boys’ High School old boy and Lock went down the traditional student route before earning a shot at professional rugby. Matenga graduated from Otago University in 2009, where he earned a degree in Tourism & Marketing. It was also the same year that he earned his first provincial Cup contract with Otago, followed up […]

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 […]

Nic Mayhew

The young and explosive prop from Auckland’s North Shore has already played international rugby with the Harlequins in England’s Aviva Premiership. He started out with Northcote Rugby Club and soon graduated to North Harbour’s Development Squad in 2010, earning his first cap for the team that same year. Mayhew left for England in 2011, along […]