07 Jun 2017

Photos: Blues v British & Irish Lions

Photos by Photosport NZ

07 Jun 2017

Historic victory against Lions

This Blues side etched its name in the history books with a glorious, hard-fought 22-16 victory over the visiting British & Irish Lions, in front of a vocal Eden Park crowd of more than 40,000 people. Following a rousing haka, the British & Irish Lions went more than 12 phases before the Blues finally got […]

Chris Heard

Chris Heard was a tall prop with the ability to scrimmage and provide assistance and height as a lifter in the lineouts. A product of the Auckland Rugby Union Academy, Heard was a member of the Blues Wider Training Group in 2006 and stepped up to the full squad in 2007. After leading Auckland to […]

George Pisi

Although George Pisi was a member of the Blues for five years from 2006-10, the gifted footballer only managed to rack up 18 caps as numerous injuries curtailed the promising fullback’s true potential. After missing the majority of the 2009 Rebel Sport Super 14 season through injury, the versatile back only managed three matches in […]

06 Jun 2017

Blues legend receives knighthood

We’re delighted by the news that Blues rugby legend Michael Jones has been made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours. The rugby hall-of-famer – known affectionately as ‘Ice Man’ – has been recognised for the wonderful work he’s done for the Pacific community. That work […]

Onosa’i Auva’a

Onosa’i Auva’a was called into the Blues as a replacement in 2006 and quickly adjusted to the demands of Super 14 rugby. He played for the Blues until 2009, then moved to England to play for the Sale Sharks from 2011 to 2012. He represented New Zealand at Under-19 and Under-21 level, and won gold with […]

26 Jul 2017

Photos: Blues Awards 2017

Read more about this year’s Blues Awards and our award winners here. Pics by Photosport NZ

Regan Tamihere

Regan Tamihere played a full year of rugby for North Harbour in 2006, the same year he earned his first Blues cap. He was dropped from the provincial side at the end of the same year, prompting Regan to pursue a career in the police force. He returned to rugby in 2011 to play substitute for […]

Brent Ward

After three campaigns of sterling service to the Hurricanes between 2003-2005, Auckland born Brent Ward returned home in 2006 to play his one and only season for the Blues. A stalwart of the Auckland NPC team, he was the leading points scorer in the 2005 NPC with 137 points, and he brought up 500 first […]