Jason Chandler

The Wellington born lock got his start for the Blues in 1996 and then again in 2000, earning four caps over the two years. He made more of an impact at NPC level, initially with Manawatu, followed by five years with Auckland and two with Bay of Plenty. He also spent three years playing in […]

10 May 2017

Blues v Cheetahs Super Rugby Preview

Our Blues are set to return to Eden Park after two wins on the road in Australia, desperate to keep their winning streak going against the visiting Cheetahs from South Africa. The Cheetahs, on the other hand, will be desperate to get out of a rut that’s seen them lose seven straight games in a […]

Errol Brain

Errol Brain made four appearances for the Blues during the inaugural Super Rugby season before moving to the Chiefs from 1997 to 1998. Many will remember Brain for his captaincy and tenure with the NZ Maori from 1989 to 1998, which ended when Brain took up a three-year contract in Japan. Brain then went on […]

04 May 2017

Francis returns against Waratahs

A virtually unchanged team has been named for the second leg of their Australian tour against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday. First-five Piers Francis has been cleared of the wrist injury that ruled him out last weekend’s Super Rugby match against the Brumbies on the day of the game. Francis, who has been selected […]

Cameron Rackham

The first and second five-eighths played his final rugby games during the inaugural Super Rugby season in 1996, earning four caps in the process. He played the previous two years with Auckland in the NPC. 

Kevin Nepia

Kevin Nepia was a familiar face around Auckland playing prop for the NPC side for 41 games between 1992 and 1996. He helped the Blues earn their first Super Rugby title in its inaugural year before moving south to join Canterbury and the Crusaders in the twilight years of his career. While in the south, […]

10 May 2017

BFF donates boots to Otahuhu Rugby Club

We delivered some pre-loved rugby boots off to Otahuhu Rugby Club as part of our Best Foot Forward initiative, and then Jimmy Tupou and Patrick Tuipulotu stuck around for some skills and drills afterwards. Best Foot Forward is a programme to gift recycled boots to youngsters who might otherwise miss out on playing rugby. With […]

Andrew Blowers

The Samoan-born Flanker initially started his career with the Samoan national side, without earning any caps. He then transitioned back to NZ International Rugby and went on to earn 18 caps for the All Blacks between 1996 and 1999. The MAGS old boy played for Auckland in the NPC and then made the Blues during […]