17 May 2017

BFF donates boots to Pt England School

Twenty-five Pt England School students will have rugby boots this season thanks to our Blues Best Foot Forward (BFF) programme and partner Yakult. Rene Ranger and Billy Guyton delivered the pre-loved boots to the school, which had been donated by members of the public, and cleaned, re-laced and bagged by Blues players and staff in […]

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 […]

26 May 2017

Special-edition Blues/Samoa rugby balls

To commemorate the first-ever Investec Super Rugby match in Samoa, we’ve produced two limited-edition rugby balls that draw inspiration from the proud island nation, the Blues rugby region, and from some of the tattoos of our Samoan players. That’s right. Our Samoa-inspired blue supporters ball and the official match ball feature designs that are straight […]

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.  

08 Jun 2017

Milestones good news for the future

The international break is a good opportunity to look back on some Blues achievements and player milestones during the 2017 Investec Super Rugby season, of which there have been many. A whopping nine players have made their Super rugby debut this season: Michael Collins, TJ Faiane, Hame Faiva, Bryn Gatland, Josh Goodhue, Stephen Perofeta, Leighton […]

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, […]

24 May 2017

Strong Blues side to battle Chiefs

The Blues have named a near full-strength side for their final round-robin game at Eden Park, when they take on the Chiefs on Friday night. All Black Patrick Tuipulotu returns to the starting line-up, while Michael Collins also returns at fullback after both came off the bench for the match against the Stormers in South […]

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 […]

31 May 2017

Q&A with Jimmy Tupou

We asked hard man Jimmy Tupou some hard questions about life, rugby, and his first year at the Blues. What do you like better – cats or dogs? Dogs. What’s your favourite meal? Chicken fettuccini. Tell us something not many people know about you Although I was born in south Auckland, not a lot of […]

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 […]