02 Aug 2016

2001

Coaches Frank Oliver, John Kirwan, Mark Graham Manager Sean Fitzpatrick Captain Robin Brooke Player of the Year Xavier Rush Oliver steps in at 11th hour  With former coach Gordon Hunter battling the cancer that would ultimately claim his life, assistant coach Frank Oliver had to step into the breach at the last moment and only found out the day the […]

19 Jul 2018

Akira recognised by club

Akira Ioane was rewarded for a colossal Super Rugby season when the Blues recognised achievements last night. Ioane, who played in all 17 games for the Blues and was never subbed, earned the 2018 Most Valuable Player of the Year honour, as well as voted the Players’ Player of the Year. The 23-year-old was emotional […]

29 Nov 2016

Open training session in Kumeu

Watch the team train at Kumeu Rugby Football Club, then join us for an autograph-signing session afterwards.

15 Nov 2017

What’s in my membership pack?

Blues Club members will receive a pack including your membership card and lanyard (unless you opted to “Go Green”), member’s gift and some useful information to help you make the most of your membership.

Sam Nock

Sam played three seasons for St Kentigern College, captaining them to both a national and World Schools crown in his senior year. The halfback from Northland was selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 2014, playing in wins over Fiji and Australia, Sam made his debut for Northland in 2015, playing in all 10 […]

02 Aug 2016

2000

Coaches Gordon Hunter, Frank Oliver Manager John Kirwan Captain Robin Brooke Player of the Year Robin Brooke Identifiers dropped from NZ Clubs  The regional identifiers were dropped from all New Zealand clubs in 2000, leaving the teams identified as the Blues, Hurricanes, Chiefs, Crusaders and Highlanders.  Hunter and Oliver take over  With Gordon Hunter and Frank Oliver taking the […]

04 Jul 2018

Players selected for U18 camp

The best teenage rugby talent in the region will attend the annual Blues Under-18 Camp over the July school holidays. Fifty players from 21 schools have been selected from 230 nominations put forward from schools in the Northland, North Harbour and Auckland rugby regions. They will go into camp at Mt Albert Grammar from Sunday […]

02 Aug 2016

1999

Coaches Jed Rowlands, Mac McCallion Manager Derek Samson Captain Robin Brooke Player of the Year Carlos Spencer Super coach Henry departs for Wales  At the end of the 1998 seaso,n Auckland and the Blues lost the coaching expertise of Henry. For the Blues, this coincided with a five-year slump that was not arrested until 2003, by which time Henry had […]