14 Mar 2018

Q&A: Josh Goodhue

Schooled at MAGS and now playing his provincial rugby in his native Northland, Josh Goodhue adds to the solid depth in the Blues’ second row for his second season of Super Rugby. Who do you flat with in Auckland? All the Northland Taniwha boys, Sam Nock, Kara Pryor, Matt Moulds and Tamati Tua. It’s in […]

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 […]

14 Mar 2018

Blues A Team vs Hurricanes

While the Blues are in South Africa preparing to play the Stormers this week, the balance of the squad and some of the regions best talent have come together for the Blues A fixture against the Hurricanes Development team in Wellington this Saturday. The A team started the 2018 campaign with a 26-all draw against […]

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 […]

09 Mar 2018

All Blacks return to take on Lions

The Blues welcome back All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Sonny Bill Williams to their team to take on the Lions at altitude in Johannesburg on Sunday morning (4.15am – NZ Time). Kaino has his first start of the season after coming on as a reserve last week, while Williams returns following a leg injury that […]

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 Mar 2018

MEET THE “DOC”

Meet James McGarvey. He’s the new Blues’ medicine man, stepping into the shoes of the seasoned Stephen Kara, who had 10 years as the club’s doctor. McGarvey is not new to rugby. Far from it. He started back in 2003 as team doctor for (Auckland) Marist, moving to Ponsonby, then to Counties Manukau, Auckland and […]

Chris Noakes

Chris Noakes surprised many people with his strong performances and brilliant ability to drive the football team around the park in just his first season with the Blues in 2013. He had neck surgery at the end of the 2013 Blues season and missed Bay of Plenty’s ITM Cup campaign and has previously played Super […]

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 […]