Frank Halai

A fast and powerful weapon on attack, Frank returned to the Blues in 2015 ready to again cut through defensive lines. As a former NZ Sevens superstar Frank was known for his try scoring and ability to beat defenders, which saw him awarded his first All Black cap in 2013. Frank was a member of […]

07 Dec 2017

Draw Places Blues in Pool A

Brisbane Global Rugby Tens Pool A features this year’s surprise package the Panasonic Wild Knights from Japan’s Top League alongside the Melbourne Rebels, Queensland Reds and Blues. That draw sets up a fitting rematch between the Blues and Reds following their 17-17 draw at this year’s inaugural tournament. Blues Head Coach, Tana Umaga, said “We’re […]

Albert Nikoro

Albert earned five caps for the Blues between 2012 and 2014, before signing on with the Western Force in 2015. The exciting youngster showed glimpses of his potential against the Reds in 2913 with a strong running game and a superb 55-metre goal kick, before an ACL injury ruled him out of action for six […]

01 Dec 2017

Pulu Leads Blues for 2018

Halfback Augustine Pulu will captain the Blues in the 2018 Investec Super Rugby Championships. Coach Tana Umaga said Pulu, along with previous captains Jerome Kaino and James Parsons, form part of the senior leadership group. “Both James and Jerome are sidelined for some time from surgeries and I wanted our captain to take the reins […]

Charles Piutau

A rapid rise to a world-class performer Charles was a Blues try-scoring machine and one of the most elusive players in New Zealand rugby. Charles made his All Black debut in 2013, earning 16 caps for the national side. The Tongan native also played Under-20s with his home country before pledging allegiance to New Zealand. […]

29 Nov 2017

VIDEO: RIEKO IOANE 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Rieko Ioane has been awarded Breakthrough Player of Year at the 2017 World Rugby Awards held in Monaco. World Rugby Video: Awards Reaction  

Cam Goodhue

Cam Goodhue has played Sevens and the NPC for Northland, but also has experience with the Canterbury side. He earned one cap for the Blues while providing injury cover in 2012. In 2013, he left New Zealand to play one season with Worcester and then London Welsh before a recurring back injury curtailed his rugby career. […]

29 Nov 2017

Rieko Ioane Awarded World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year

Rieko Ioane has been awarded Breakthrough Player of Year at the 2017 World Rugby Awards held in Monaco. Ioane was also a nominee for the Player of the Year award which was given to All Blacks and Hurricanes player Beauden Barrett. The fast and strapping midfield back or wing signed for the Blues for 2016 […]

Dan Pryor

The Auckland-born loose forward made his provincial start with Northland and his Super Rugby start with the Blues in 2012. He has since made his home down south with the Highlanders, beginning in 2015. Dan is also a Maori All Blacks representative.

29 Nov 2017

Blues Train Future Prospects

Last Saturday, our Elite Apprenticeship group came together at Blues HQ. This group included leading players from our Under 18 and Under 20 squads. Our NZ U20 training squad members, who had a mental skills session earlier in the week, were joined by their younger counterparts to share valuable experiences and assist with building individual […]