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 […]

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.

20 Nov 2017

Blues U17 Squad Announced for 2018

Image: 2017 Blues Under 17 Development Squad training at Alexandra Park, Auckland. We’re pleased to announce the under 17 players who have been identified as players with future potential and selected for the 2018 Blues Under 17 Development Squad. Blues High Performance Manager Tony Hanks led a team of talent identification staff from Northland, North […]

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 […]

14 Nov 2017

BNZ Gives #BluesBFF The Thumbs Up

The Blues’ ‘Best Foot Forward’ boot recycling initiative launched earlier this year is being given a kick along by BNZ. The bank has become a major partner of the community programme to collect pre-loved boots for re-distribution to worthy recipients at clubs and schools in the Blues’ region. BNZ stores will become the main collection […]

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 […]

02 Nov 2017

Spencer back in blue for Brisbane Tens

Three-time Super Rugby title winner Carlos Spencer will play for the Blues at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens at Suncorp Stadium in February. Described by some as one of the most precocious talents to grace a rugby field, Spencer played 96 games for the Blues between 1996 and 2005, and was instrumental in the club […]

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 […]

01 Nov 2017

Mix of proven & prospects for 2018

The Blues have secured some exciting new additions to boost a settled core of proven performers for their 2018 Investec Super Rugby Championship campaign. Ten current or former All Blacks are joined by some impressive 2017 Blues players to form the nucleus of the side for 2018. The Blues have also rewarded a number of […]

Lachie Munro

Lachie Munro was named in the Blues squad for the first time in 2011, although he had made appearances for the team in both 2009 and 2010. A former New Zealand Sevens and Under-21 representative player, Munro was a gifted footballer with the ability to cover wing, fullback and first five-eighths. He began his rugby […]