24 Nov 2015
The High Performance department works closely with out provincial union partners and NZ Rugby to develop players from our region to provide them the opportunity and support to transition successfully to Super Rugby. The objectives of the programme are aspiration, retain talent from our region and continue to grow our legacy of success. Tony Hanks […]
The former All Black lock Tom Donnelly added plenty of experience to the Blues squad in 2014 in the absence of senior locks Ali Williams and Anthony Boric. Donnelly made his Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders in 2004 and earned the first of his 15 All Blacks Test caps against Australia in 2009. After […]
21 Nov 2015
Wayne Ngaluafe started his provincial rugby career with Northland in 2011 before moving south to Auckland in 2013 and 2014. He played two games for the Blues, one being the French international match.
19 Apr 2018
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 […]
24 Nov 2015
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Fekitoa burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old at the Nationals sevens in 2011 where he was voted player of the tournament by Gordon Teitjens. In 2012 he played every game in the Auckland ITM Cup campaign, proving himself to be a physical defender and a strong runner with the ability to create space for […]
18 Apr 2018
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 […]
McKenzie is one of three players in the 2013 squad that played in the 2013 New Zealand Under-20 team. He made his Super Rugby debut in 2013 before moving on to the Chiefs in 2015 and the Crusaders in 2016.