26 Apr 2017
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 […]
05 Apr 2017
A tenacious Blues A side fought their way back from a 19-point deficit, before finally succumbing 35-45 to a well-drilled Hurricanes Development team at Eden Park in the weekend. Played in beautiful sunshine ahead of our Investec Super Rugby match with the Western Force, the KFC curtain raiser might even have been more exciting than […]
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. […]
07 Apr 2017
Tickets for the first-ever Investec Super Rugby match in Samoa are now on sale. In a historic first, our home game against the Reds in round 15 will be played in Apia on Friday 2 June 2017, coinciding with Samoa’s 55th Independence Celebrations and Queen’s Birthday weekend here in New Zealand. As well as being […]
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.
04 Apr 2017
The Samoan prop earned 33 caps for the Blues and 56 for the All Blacks over his career, becoming the first All Black prop to earn 50 caps. He was forced to retired in 1998 due to neck and back injuries and proceeded to study law post-rugby.
01 Apr 2017
Blues player number one, Craig Dowd was an outstanding prop for Auckland, the Blues and the All Blacks in the mid to late 1990s. Dowd was a reliable lineout option at the front and mobile in the open. He was in two Auckland sides that won the Ranfurly Shield in 1995 and 1996, in national championship winning sides in 1993-96 and […]