Paul Thomson

Blues and Auckland Rugby prop Paul Thomson helped his home team win the Super 12 competition in 1997 before taking a year off for major neck surgery. He was able to return to Super competition in 1999, the same year that he captained Auckland to the NPC title. In 2002, Thomson signed with Scottish club […]

27 Apr 2017

Blues v Brumbies Super Rugby Preview

Our Blues are back in action this weekend following the bye, and are set to meet the top-ranked Australian side in this year’s Investec Super Rugby competition, the Brumbies. Despite being number-one in their conference, the Brumbies go into this encounter with the same number of wins as the Blues (three from eight). Plus our boys […]

Brian Lima

Samoan-born Brian Lima enjoyed a 17-year international career with the Samoa team from 1990 to 2007. The wing and centre made his debut for Samoa at the 1991 Rugby World Cup while still only 19. From 1996 to 1999, Lima played Super Rugby in New Zealand moving from the Highlanders to the Blues and finishing […]

29 Mar 2017

MAGS win Secondary School 10s

Mt Albert Grammar School (MAGS) and Kaipara College have continued their domination of the Westie Pies Secondary School 10s Tournament with wins in the respective boys’ and girls’ division finals over the weekend. It’s the third year in a row that MAGS has won the boys’ division title, following a hard-fought 13-5 victory over an […]

Mark Carter

Mark Carter made history with the Blues in 1998 when he was the only forward to score three tries in one match while playing the Stormers. The flanker also gained national honours, selected under John Hart’s 1991 Rugby World Cup squad as back up to Michael Jones. He played league with the Warriors during the […]

27 Apr 2017

Akira to start against Brumbies

Gifted loose forward Akira Ioane has his opportunity to shine when he starts in this weekend’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Brumbies in Canberra. Ioane has big shoes to fill for his third start of the season at No 8, with inspirational Jerome Kaino ruled out with a knee injury. Coach Tana Umaga said […]

John Nguamo

John Nguamo finished his first-class second five-eighths career in 1996 with the Blues, after four years with Auckland between 1992 and 1996.  

21 Apr 2017

Francis selected for England

The Blues are thrilled that inside back Piers Francis has been named today in the England team to play against Argentina in June. The English player, who is in his second year with the Blues, is leaving the team at the end of the season to return to UK to play for Northampton Saints in […]

Adrian Cashmore

The former All Black spent the first two years of Super Rugby with the Blues (1996-1997) and the last two years of his New Zealand career with the Chiefs (2004-2005). The fullback and wing was the predominant goal kicker for both the Blues and Auckland, earning 614 and 826 points respectively. He spent four years in the […]