31 May 2017

Understanding concussion

The Blues and New Zealand Rugby go to great lengths to tackle the problem of concussion in our game head on – but what is a concussion and what are its symptoms? The most common type of head injury in sport, a concussion can occur when a player receives an impact to the head or […]

Amasio Valance

The first five-eighth was born in Nadi, Fiji, but pledged allegiance to New Zealand in 1998 when he helped the Sevens team win gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. This was followed up by two more gold medals – in 2002 in Manchester, and 2006 in Melbourne. Valence only played one cap for the Blues […]

Jared Going

While Jared Going only played one season of Super Rugby with the Blues, he enjoyed a Sevens career with Northland and New Zealand Sevens. Going is the son of All Black Sid Going.  

31 May 2017

Meet some of the women on the team…

With the team away during the international rugby window and Super Rugby on pause, we thought we’d take this opportunity to shine a light on a trio of women within the Blues organisation who keep the team performing at their absolute peak – on and off the field. Kylie Wilson, Mental Skills Coach One of […]

Justin Wilson

The Australian-born utility back, Justin Wilson, was a former League international, playing for the Junior Kiwis before switching allegiance to Rugby. Wilson began his first-class career with Bay of Plenty between 1998 and 2000, during which time he was selected for the New Zealand Sevens team. He made the New Zealand A side in 2000, […]

20 May 2017

Stormers too strong in Cape Town

The Blues’ hopes of securing a play-off spot in the hyper-competitive New Zealand conference suffered a brutal set-back in Cape Town this morning (NZ time), going down 30-22 to the Stormers. Referee Jaco van Heerden ruled the match with an iron fist, and as a result both teams traded yellow cards early – winger Matt Duffie received […]

Tevita Taumoepeau

The Tongan international enjoyed a brief career with the New Zealand Super Rugby, making his debut with the Blues in 2001 and signing with the Chiefs in 2003. Tevita Taumoepeau played tighthead prop for Tonga between 1998 and 2012, earning 29 caps. He also represented Pacific Islanders between 2004 and 2006, earning 6 caps. In […]

Ron Cribb

Though Ron Cribb didn’t start playing rugby until his mid teens, and had been a league player until then, he soon established himself at national levels. From Massey he was chosen for both the national secondary schools side and the under-19s in 1995. He was a regular Harbour selection at NPC level and in 1998 […]