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 […]

Serge Lilo

One of three players picked up in the draft by the Blues in 2010, Serge Lilo was an unrelenting, direct and accurate openside flanker who previously played for the Chiefs and Hurricanes. He was renowned for his uncompromising defence and tenacity at the breakdown. Lilo returned to the Hurricanes for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby […]

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 […]

Stephen Brett

Stephen Brett joined the Blues for the 2010 season after being picked up in the draft from the Crusaders. A leading figure in Canterbury’s three successive provincial Championships from 2007-10, Brett signed for Auckland as well as the Blues for 2011. Brett has also played for the Junior All Blacks and New Zealand Maori.

Andrew van der Heijden

Lock Andrew Van der Heijden came into the team in 2009 to provide cover for a growing casualty list and ended up playing three games for the club. Andrew Van der Heijden was schooled at Auckland Grammar School and was a member of the Auckland Academy before being loaned to Counties-Manukau in 2006. He started […]

25 Aug 2017

Promising NZ U20s join Blues

Two highly promising young prospects, Dalton Papalii and Caleb Clarke, will join the Blues in the Investec Super Rugby next year. Papalii has already forged a close involvement with the Blues, as a graduate of the club’s Under-17 and Under-18 programmes before moving on to play for the Blues Under-20 and A teams for the […]

Tom Chamberlain

Not initially selected in the Blues’ Wider Training Group in 2009, young open side Tom Chamberlain was drafted into the squad to provide cover for a mounting casualty list and ended up playing three games. Chamberlain made the most ruck turnovers of any player in the 2009 Air New Zealand Cup and was rewarded with […]

05 Sep 2017

Caleb Clarke Highlights 2017

We’re working hard on developing and retaining our region’s best talent, with a focus on young players with the right attitude to become successful professionals who have a passion for the Blues. Testament to this, is having Caleb Clarke, son of Blues and All Black midfielder Eroni Clarke, sign with us. We’re looking forward to […]

Jay Williams

Jay Williams, the younger brother of Blues teammate Ali, played well in the latter part of the 2008 Super 14 as a draft player for the Chiefs. He was selected in the Blues Squad for 2009 and went on to play seven games for the club, but after missing out on selection in 2010 he […]