06 Jun 2017
The Blues will unleash their first haka as a challenge to the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on Wednesday night. Coach Tana Umaga said the players wanted to integrate the many cultures in the team into a unique challenge for some time and the DHL New Zealand Lions Series provided a great opportunity […]
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
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 […]
To’o Vaega is best remembered for his contribution to Samoan rugby, his efforts at the 1991 Rugby World Cup in particular. He scored the game-winning try in an historic win over Wales. Vaega represented Samoan 61 times over his 15-year international career, from 1986 to 2001. He also played for the Highlanders during the first […]
05 Jun 2017
The Blues club has the honour of becoming the first New Zealand Super Rugby team to play the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park on Wednesday. The Blues will have eight current or former All Blacks in their side to play the Lions, led by Captain James Parsons, when the team was named at […]
Blair Urlich began his first-class career in 1998 with North Harbour and came into the Blues side for two years in 2000. He made the New Zealand Maori side and earned a one-year contract with Japanese club Mitsubishi Dynaboars.
06 Jun 2017
Our Blues will be playing for a lot more than pride when they tackle the touring British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on 7 June. A specially commissioned Maori Taiaha will be presented to the winner of the historic match. Named ‘Te Raki’ to denote our geographical location ‘north’, the traditional Maori weapon is […]
The All Black legend played 50 caps as second five-eighth for the national side between 1990 and 1998, known for his pairing with Frank Bunce. He made 145 appearances for North Harbour and earned most of his Super Rugby caps with the Chiefs, before completing his New Zealand career with the Blues in 2000.