Shane McDonald

While only earning two caps for the Blues in 1998, Shane McDonald enjoyed a long career with his home regional team Taranaki, earning 118 caps for the team and 90 points as hooker. 

Hayden Taylor

Hayden Taylor played centre for the Blues between 1998 and 2001. The Northlander was most recognised for his commitment to regional rugby, playing for Northland between 1995 and 2007 and earning 124 caps in the process. He went on to manage the Northland team in later years. 

30 Apr 2017

Tough win against Brumbies

Mission accomplished. The Blues secured a decisive if hard-fought victory over the Brumbies in Canberra, picking up a five-point win with the bonus point. On the face of it, an 18-12 win looks slim but the victory was more emphatic that the scoreline would suggest, scoring three unconverted tries to none and winning most of […]

Caleb Ralph

The Rotorua-born centre started his Super Rugby career with the Chiefs in 1997 before spending two years with the Blues from 1998-1999. He played the majority of his professional rugby career in Canterbury, earning 126 Super Rugby caps with the Crusaders from 2000 to 2009. Ralph made the New Zealand Sevens side, the All Blacks […]

23 May 2017

Support your favourite charity at the Blues v Chiefs game on Friday

Blues foundation partner Barfoot & Thompson is donating $20,000 to charity at our match against the Chiefs on Friday night – and they want your help to choose which one. That’s right. Four charities will be at Eden Park on Friday night, including the Starship Foundation (Barfoot & Thompson’s principal charity), Coastguard (the official charity […]

Apenisa Naevo

The Fiji international earned 34 caps for his home nation between 1996 and 2006, covering two Rugby World Cups in 1999 and 2003. He played two years of Super Rugby in New Zealand, first for the Blues and then the Chiefs in 1999.

Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell has rugby at his roots. Mitchell earned 188 caps for King Country between 1988 and 2001. His brother John coached the All Blacks and his father-in-law is fellow King Country legend Colin Meads. Mitchell played for the Chiefs before moving north to play for the Blues and Auckland.