12 Oct 2017

Ruru joins Blues halfback ranks

Former Hawkes Bay and current Otago halfback Jonathan Ruru will join the Blues for the 2018 Investec Super Rugby season. Ruru will join current halfbacks Augustine Pulu and Sam Nock in the Blues squad. The Hawkes Bay player moved to Otago last year where he has become a regular fixture in their Mitre 10 Cup […]

Jared Payne

An elusive fullback who played for the New Zealand Under-21 and Schools Sevens teams, Jared Payne was one of eight new players to join the Blues squad for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby competition. Payne first played representative rugby for Waikato and made his made his Super Rugby debut in 2007 with the Chiefs before […]

Michael Reid

The former North Harbour captain made 48 appearances for North Harbour and one for the Blues, before injury forced an early retirement at age 25. Ruptured tendons were deemed irreparable, even after four seasons or rehabilitation and surgery. Fortunately, the prop had a Bachelor of Commerce degree to utilise after leaving professional sport.

21 Sep 2017

Revamped Investec Super Rugby format excites the Blues

The Blues are excited by a challenging fixture list for the revamped 2018 Investec Super Rugby season, with the draw announced today. Under the new format all New Zealand teams play each other twice – home and away – which means more action-packed local derbies for the fans and they will get to support the […]

Filo Paulo

Initially named in the Blues Wider Training Group in 2010, Filo Paulo was thrust into the full squad to replace the injured Ali Williams and performed admirably, playing 12 games in his debut season. An extremely physical player and a strong lineout jumper, Paulo played his first season of provincial rugby in 2011 for North […]

Alby Mathewson

Alby Mathewson signed with Auckland in 2009 and made his Blues debut in 2010 after previously playing for the Hurricanes. His move north reaped immediate awards as he was named the 2010 Super 14 Player of the Year and went on to be selected in the All Blacks end of year tour. The Former New […]

30 Aug 2017

Day-night affair for BGRT

The Blues will kick off 2018 at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens, with the second edition of the showcase pre-season tournament to be held on Friday 9 and Saturday February 10 at Suncorp Stadium. Following a hugely popular debut in 2017, the event switches to a day-night format, with matches to begin in the afternoon […]

Viliami Ma’afu

Six years after making his provincial debut, number 8 Viliami Ma’afu was finally selected for his debut season of Super Rugby after an impressive couple of seasons with North Harbour. Ma’afu was awarded the 2009 North Harbour Player of the Year and is a triple international – having represented Tonga in tennis and golf as […]