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 […]

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 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 […]

Afa Fa’atau

The winger played for the Wellington Lions in 2013 and as a replacement in 2014. He also has experience playing for the Wellington Sevens and played club rugby in Ireland. Formerly from Rongotai College and St Patrick’s College, Afa Fa’atau is the cousin of Lome Fa’atau and is related to Julian Savea.

Brandon Nansen

Brandon Nansen was an Auckland Under 16 and Under-18 representative from Sacred Heart College, who earned selection to the New Zealand Schools side that included the likes of Ardie Savea, Patrick Tuipulotu and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Brandon moved across the Bridge to the North Shore club and has represented North Harbour for the last three years. […]

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 […]

Bryn Hall

The North Harbour captain and former New Zealand U20 representative has become known for his strong passing game, decisiveness in open play and attacking style of rugby. He captained the St Peter’s College First XV in 2010. Hall has faced a number of injury setbacks over recent years. He broke his jaw while playing for […]

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), […]

Declan O’Donnell

After staring for Hamilton Boys High School 1st XV, O’Donnell excelled in sevens post school and became a NZ Sevens star in 2010 and 2011. Signed for the Chiefs in 2012 and Highlanders in 2013, but sidelined with injury for much of next two years. He moved from Waikato to Taranaki this year where he […]