Greg Cooper

The Fullback finished his New Zealand rugby career with the Blues in 1996, earning three caps as a replacement draft player. At a provincial level, Cooper represented Hawkes Bay, Auckland and most notably Otago in the NPC. He also earned seven caps for the All Blacks in 1986 and later in 1992.  He developed a strong reputation as a fighter […]

29 Mar 2017

Blues visit Takapuna

James Parsons, Rieko Ioane, Sonny Bill Williams and a bunch of other players brought Blues in the ‘burbs to Takapuna Rugby Club last night. We certainly got lucky with the weather, as around 100 kids joined our Blues players in some games of touch and rippa rugby, as well as rugby skills and drills challenges, […]

Waisake Sotutu

The Fiji international played for the Blues for one season in 1996 before transferring to the Crusaders in 1997. He was a strong Auckland winger, playing for the side from 1991 through to 1997.   In 2014, Waisake took on the role of Auckland Rugby 7s coach. 

22 Mar 2017

Blues come to Waitakare

Jerome Kaino, Charlie Faumuina, Rene Ranger and a host of other players brought Blues in the ‘burbs to Waitakere Rugby Club last night. Hundreds of families showed up, and a fantastic time was had by all, as our players ran some fun skills and drills sessions with the kids and even participated in some epic […]

Lee Stensness

Auckland-born Lee Stensness began his rugby career in first five-eighths with Manawatu, playing for the NPC side from 1989 to 1992. It was when Stensness moved up to Auckland and moved into second string behind Grant Fox that he decided to switch to second five.   He made his All Black debut in 1993, earning 14 caps of the next five […]

12 Apr 2017

Blues v Hurricanes Super Rugby Preview

Our Blues will have a massive challenge on their hands when they meet the reigning Super Rugby champions at Eden Park on Saturday night. Desperate to get back on track after a cruel loss against the Highlanders in Dunedin last weekend, our team will be looking to bounce back with a crucial victory against one […]

Charles Riechelmann

The Tongan-born lock and flanker played 10 games for the All Blacks, six being tests. He made the commitment to New Zealand Rugby at an early age, despite offers from Tonga ahead of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The Auckland Grammar School old boy was regionally recognised in 1994, earning a spot on the Auckland NPC squad. […]

08 Apr 2017

Cruel loss in Dunedin

The Blues were beaten but not disgraced in Dunedin tonight, eventually losing 26-20 to the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium. They started strongly, giving the traditionally kick-happy Highlanders some of their own medicine early, booting the ball long, high, and chasing down everything. Winger Matt Duffie once again showed his impressive aerial prowess, taking some […]

Richard Fromont

The All Black lock played for the Blues in Super Rugby’s early years before moving to France to finish his career with SU Agen. He was selected for the national side to tour England, Scotland and France, representing the All Blacks 10 times but never playing a test.