Kane Barrett

Barrett captained Taranaki during the 2013 ITM Cup and earned three caps for the Blues over the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He competed for the openside flanker position with Luke Braid and Brendon O’Connor, but also had the ability to cover six and lock. The older brother of All Black first five-eighths Beauden, Kane was […]

23 Feb 2018

Blues U20s to Play Chiefs

Ahead of tonight’s big game in Dunedin, our Under 20s will kick off the Blues Development Programme against the Under 20s Chiefs in Waihi tomorrow. A squad of 36 players has been working hard since assembling for a camp at the Blues and the MERC Centre in Long Bay on February 3rd. This year the […]

Jackson Willison

Jackson Willison was an experienced midfield back with a reputation for solid defence. He joined the Blues in 2013 with five seasons of Super Rugby under his belt and a championship with the Chiefs in 2012. He constantly sets high standards for himself and the team. He’s known as a hard worker and a great […]

14 Feb 2018

Don’t Miss A Thing

That’s the message from yesterday’s Investec Super Rugby 2018 launch as a new format, new jerseys and plenty of fresh talent are set to come together for a season of fast-paced action, kicking off in New Zealand when the Highlanders host the Blues in Dunedin next weekend. The 2018 season was officially launched in Auckland […]

Baden Kerr

Baden Kerr made the most of his opportunities in his first year of Super Rugby in 2013 and looked for more game time in 2014. His goal kicking and kicking out of hand were world class and would confidently drive his rugby team around the field and imposes himself physically on the game. He guided […]

12 Feb 2018

Umaga praises Brisbane 10s champions

Head coach Tana Umaga was delighted with the contribution of his young players, and how the experienced players stood up in claiming the Brisbane Global Tens title. The Blues came from behind with two tries in the final three minutes to grab a 10-7 win over the Hurricanes on a wet second day of the […]

Brendon O’Connor

Brendon O’Connor was an intelligent loose forward and former New Zealand U20s representative who excelled at the Blues. O’Connor was a member of the Blues squad that played against France in 2013, which did not contribute to his total Super Rugby caps. He won the 2015 Blues’ MVP award as well as the Players’ Player […]

Culum Retallick

He was a mobile lineout forward with a strong running game. Culum, cousin of All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick, wais known for his ability to execute at the set piece and as a hardworking leader in the team. Culum was a member of the Blues squad that played against France in 2013, which did not […]

06 Feb 2018

Spencer joins Blues for Brisbane 10s

All Blacks Akira Ioane and George Moala join guest star Carlos Spencer in the Blues team to contest the Brisbane Global 10s tournament this Friday and Saturday. The 22-strong squad, announced today by coach Tana Umaga, also includes teenage talent Caleb Clarke, who returns after playing for the All Blacks Sevens team in the World […]