19 Apr 2018

Apisai leads Blues A
vs Japan A

Blues A will take on the visiting Japan A team at Eden Park on Friday, as a curtain-raiser to the Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Highlanders. The Japan side includes a number of full internationals as well as their developing players, with the match to kick-off at 5.05pm. Blues hooker Leni Apisai […]

18 Apr 2018

Gatland and Perofeta to start

The Blues’ two talented pivots both get their chance to start in Friday’s Investec Rugby clash against the Highlanders. Bryn Gatland returns for his fifth start at first five, with in-form Stephen Perofeta, who has started in the last three games at No 10, moving back to fullback. It is not a position that is […]

Epalahame Faiva

Young Auckland hooker who learned the game at Wesley College, gaining selection to the NZ U20 side (2013 and 2014). He played for the Eden Ruby Club as a youth before trying his hand at rugby league. During his time at Wesley College he was selected for several age rep teams at Counties Manukau before […]

23 Feb 2016

Draw and results

2019 DRAW

John Afoa

The powerful, explosive prop played for the Blues between 2004 and 2011, earning 101 caps in the process. Afoa was renowned for his versatility, working on his throwing to be able to cover hooker when needed.   Afoa played every minute of the Blues’ 2006 Rebel Sport Super 14 season, the only forward to do so. He left New Zealand to play for Ulster […]

11 Apr 2018

Japan A tour NZ

The National Development Squad (NDS) of the Japan Rugby Football Union will tour New Zealand this month. The side, known as Japan A will meet Blues A, in a curtain raiser for Blues vs Highlanders match, at Eden Park on Friday 20 April. Japan A allows fringe players to the Japan national side as well […]

02 Mar 2016

SKYCITY Player of the day

Round One – Blues v Highlanders, February 26th Blake Gibson And the winning voters, receiving a $50 SKYCITY Gift Voucher, are Max Woodard, Dave Nash and Stephen Chapman. We’ll be in touch shortly! Round Two – Crusaders v Blues, March 4th Jerome Kaino And the winning voters, receiving a $50 SKYCITY Gift Voucher, are Kapitirua Teaurima, Chi Hou Chang and Karen […]