Matt McGahan

At just 22, the former Mount Albert Grammar School first five and playmaker is bringing plenty of rugby and life experience to the Blues. He captained MAGS to a national title in in 2010 and earned a spot on the NZ Secondary Schools team the same year. In 2011, McGahan – the son of former […]

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 […]

Sam Prattley

Sam Prattley is one of the Blues quiet achievers, unafraid to put in plenty of hard training to develop his skills. The Blenheim-born prop attended Nelson College, playing for the NZ U20 side in 2010, the same year as his debut for the Tasman Makos where he played 29 times. He shifted north in 2013 […]

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), […]

Rene Ranger

Rene Ranger is one of the Blues most dynamic backs, a player with individual flare and ability to produce moments of magic from nothing. He returned from two years in France to join the Blues in 2016, but an ACL injury meant he was sidelined for much of the season. The colourful Northlander was selected […]

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 […]

Jack Ram

Jack Ram has a number of representative teams to his name. The openside flanker was born in Australia and moved to Tonga when he was three, making him eligible to represent the Pacific Island in Sevens and rugby. Ram earned seven caps for the Tonga Sevens between 2009 and 2015, helping his side make history […]

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 […]

Male Sa’u

Male Sa’u played for Counties Manukau for the first Air New Zealand Cup in 2006 and played 18 times for his province. He also earned selection for NZ Under-19 and Under-20 national teams. For the 2008-2009 season, Sa’u joined Yamaha Jubilo team and has played in Japan since, with now over 50 games there. Sa’u qualified […]

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 […]