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.
11 Dec 2017
Liaki Moli represented New Zealand at Under-17, Secondary School and Under-20 age groups and in 2010 was the NZRU’s Age Grade Player of the Year. A string of injuries delayed his Super Rugby debut until 2012 and 2013 was a frustrating season for him due to limited game time, but Moli made a strong impact […]
07 Dec 2017
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 […]
A physical player who consistently broke the line and who earned an All Black selection in 2013, one year after making his Blues debut. Francis is the younger brother of former Blues player Peter and he brought a commanding presence to the Blues backline, destroying oppositions. At the end of the 2015 season, Francis signed […]
01 Dec 2017
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 […]
Hadleigh Parkes started his professional rugby career in Palmerston North in 2010 with the Manawatu provincial side. He then moved north to Auckland, earning his first Super Rugby contract with the Blues in 2012. This was followed by a stint with the Kings (2013) and Hurricanes (2014).
29 Nov 2017
Rieko Ioane has been awarded Breakthrough Player of Year at the 2017 World Rugby Awards held in Monaco. World Rugby Video: Awards Reaction
As a young prop Angus has held his own alongside the powerful Blues and All Black front row. A player with excellent athleticism and a huge work rate, Angus played a major part in the Blues tight five in 2015. At the end of the 2015 season, Angus signed with the New South Wales Waratahs […]
29 Nov 2017
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 […]