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 […]

29 Nov 2017

VIDEO: RIEKO IOANE 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Rieko Ioane has been awarded Breakthrough Player of Year at the 2017 World Rugby Awards held in Monaco. World Rugby Video: Awards Reaction  

Winston Stanley

Winston is the younger brother of Benson Stanley, proving to be an aggressive tackler and an outstanding provider of quality ball to his outsides. A member of the World Cup winning New Zealand Under-20 side, Stanley made his debut for the Blues in 2009 after being selected in the Wider Training Group. Surgery on both his […]

29 Nov 2017

Rieko Ioane Awarded World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year

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 […]

Michael Hobbs

Debuting for the Blues in 2009, Michael Hobbs returned to the Blues for the 2012 season after a year with the Highlanders and an extended layoff due to major back surgery. Hobbs debuted for Wellington in the 2008 Air NZ Cup after two years living in Brisbane, contracted to the Queensland Rugby Academy. He is […]

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 […]

Grayson Hart

The New Zealand U20 representative started his career with the Blues (2008) and Auckland Rugby (2007), using it as a springboard into international rugby. In 2012, Grayson took up a contract with the Waratahs and then Edinburgh. This lead on to an international career with Scotland, thanks to his maternal grandmother who was born in […]

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 […]

Tevita Mailau

Tevita Mailau faced a baptism of fire in his first match for the Blues against the Bulls in Pretoria in 2009, but being thrust into the cauldron of Loftus Versfeld proved to be the prop’s making as he has went from strength to strength. He performed with distinction for Auckland over the 2009 to 2012 […]

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 […]