25 Mar 2017

Blues ruthlessly down Bulls

The Blues took full advantage of the heavy lifting in the first 60 minutes, to secure an impressive six-try victory 38-14 over the Bulls from South Africa at QBE Stadium in North Harbour. It proved an arm-wrestle for the first half, with the scores locked at 7-7 at the break. But the Blues gained a […]

Anthony Boric

Boric, an All Blacks lock, played for the Blues between 2006 and 2013 before a neck injury forced him to take a step back from Super Rugby. He travelled over to Japan on a two-year contract with the Mitsubishi Dynaboars, but retired early from injury concerns. His natural athleticism and physical attributes made him an excellent line-out forward choice for both the Blues […]

13 Apr 2017

Virtually unchanged team for Easter Hurricanes clash

The Blues have named a virtually unchanged side for their Easter clash against current Investec Super Rugby champions the Hurricanes at Eden Park on Saturday. They welcome 33-Test All Black Sony Bill Williams as the only change to the starting line-up from last week’s match against the Highlanders. The All Black front row of Pauliasi […]

Daniel Braid

Daniel Braid had the ill luck to be an open-side flanker playing at the same time as Richie McCaw. But while his test chances were limited, Braid still enjoyed a successful career when he entered Auckland sides in the early 2000s along with his schoolmate Angus Macdonald, who also went on to perform well for […]

13 Apr 2017

KFC curtain raiser: MAGS v Hastings

Mount Albert Grammar School (MAGS) couldn’t ask for better preparation ahead of the Sanix World Rugby Youth tournament than a hit-out against Hasting Boys High School. MAGS are heading to the international invitational tournament in Japan in just over a week, but not before meeting their rugby counterparts from Hastings Boys High School in this […]

Luke Braid

Acknowledged for his leadership ability and no-nonsense approach on the field, Luke led the Blues in the 2014 season. As a player he stood out with his technical ability over the ball, destruction of teams at the breakdown and uncompromising approach.  He earned 79 Super Rugby caps, 9 caps from playing for the Chiefs. At the end of 2014, Luke announced […]

12 Apr 2017

Remuera Intermediate donates boots to Blues BFF

Remuera Intermediate stunned us by donating 110 pairs of pre-loved rugby boots to our ‘Best Foot Forward’ programme. Rugby-mad teacher Hayley Buckley organised the three-week collection and said one student had contributed eight pairs of boots and another six pairs. “We’re proud of the way the school banded together to help out other players in […]

Robin Brooke

Robin Brooke played some outstanding rugby at lock, especially in the highly successful first two or three seasons. He also provided effective leadership during difficult circumstances in 1999-2001, even though in 2000-01 his international career had come to an end. He finished with 63 Super appearances.  

Steven Luatua

Steven Luatua is an impressive loose forward and leader who garnered international honours at a young age, valued for his impressive physique, power and skill. The Mt Albert Grammar old boy made the NZ Secondary Schools team in 2010, the same year that he was selected for the Auckland provincial squad. He played a key […]