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.  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zinzan Brooke

Zinzan Brooke, though in the twilight of his illustrious career as one of New Zealand’s greatest No 8s, had the distinction of leading the Blues to their first two championship wins in 1996-97, playing with his trademark flair and flamboyance, despite beginning to battle age and injuries which caused him to miss some games. He made […]

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 […]

Rupeni Caucaunibuca

Rupeni Caucaunibuca appeared all too briefly for the Blues, just 14 games in 2002-04. But that was enough to prove that he was one of the most gifted wings to ever play the game. He scored 15 tries in 14 games, including a spectacular hat-trick in 2004 against the Crusaders.  In 2003 ‘Caucau’ lit up the World Cup, almost beating Scotland single-handed. […]

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 […]

Eroni Clarke

Eroni Clarke played probably his best rugby at provincial level for Auckland and at Super Rugby level for the Blues. Between 1991 and 2002, he played 150 games for the team, occasionally as captain. The hard running, hard tackling midfielder was unlucky to receive just 10 caps with the All Blacks, yet he remained loyal to the Blues and a strong influence on the team during its first five seasons. […]