31 May 2017

Q&A with nutritionist Dave Shaw

Team nutritionist Dave Shaw fuels the team for success on the footy field. We asked him about his role at the Blues, the benefits of a healthy diet, and what a promising young athlete should be doing to lift their performance to the next level. Tell us a bit about your role at the Blues […]

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, […]

02 Jun 2017

The history of British & Irish Lions tours to NZ

In rugby, there’s nothing quite like the British & Irish Lions – the history, the pageantry, the combined might of four top-tier rugby nations. You’d be forgiven for not remembering the first British Lions team to tour NZ, because you wouldn’t have been alive in 1904. They managed to beat a combined team from Canterbury/West […]

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 […]

David Morgan

David Morgan was an Auckland and New Zealand secondary schools representative, as well as a member of the New Zealand Colts from 1988-1990. In 1992, Morgan joined French club rugby team Bourgoin before being recruited back to New Zealand to play for the Blues in 2000.  

31 May 2017

Q&A with Murphy Taramai

It’s easy to forget that dynamic loose forward Murphy Taramai is one of our new boys in 2017, considering he’s already managed to rack up over half a dozen Investec Super Rugby caps. What’s your favourite meal? Home-made lasagne that I make myself, or, even better, the lasagne that my mum makes. Tell us something […]

Ben Meyer

Ben Meyer enjoyed more than a decade of professional rugby in New Zealand, with two of those years playing for the Blues. The halfback played for Leonessa in Italy for two years after his stint with the Blues and spent time at each of the Blues’ union teams, as well as Counties Manukau, while in […]