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), […]

Ben Lam

Lam was a latecomer to rugby, yet made up for lost time almost immediately after leaving high school. He grew up pursuing athletics at St Peter’s College, specifically the 100m (breaking 11 seconds), 200m and long jump and has used that speed and strength to dominate the wing in both Sevens and Rugby. Lam was […]

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 […]

Tanerau Latimer

Tanerau Latimer brings more than 10 years of Super Rugby experience to the Blues. The Te Puke born Loose Forward was a strong leader for the Chiefs from 2007 to 2014 and became a Super Rugby centurion while with the team. After the 2014 season, Latimer took up a contract with Japanese side Toshiba Brave […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]