09 Mar 2017

Blues v Highlanders Super Rugby Preview

Since the start of Super Rugby, the Blues and Highlanders have faced off in competition 27 times, with the wins split 16 to 11 in favour of our boys in blue. Most recently, in round one last year, the Blues beat the Highlanders 33-31 in a highly entertaining encounter at Eden Park. The lead changed […]

Michael Little

The North Harbour fullback has been playing Mitre 10 Cup since 2013 and was a member of the Blues’ Development team in 2014. Little is the son of former All Black Walter Little and has international experience himself, taking part in the Fiji Under 20 camp ahead of 2012’s Junior World Championship.

02 Mar 2017

U20s prepare for Canes

Our top two sides are aiming to follow in the footsteps of the Blues under-20s when they face the Chiefs in Hamilton tomorrow. Last weekend the U20s survived a massive comeback to beat the Chiefs 33-26 at Manukau Rugby Club, starting and finishing the match strongly with tries to JP Sauni, captain Dalton Papalii (pictured), […]

Quentin MacDonald

Quentin MacDonald has the advantage of drawing on a number of international and professional rugby appearances. The Blenheim native already has experience with the Blues, earning 6 caps for our region in 2013 after spending three years with the Crusaders’ Wider Training Group. He captained the Marlborough Boys’ College First XV and helped the NZ […]

01 Mar 2017

Blues v Chiefs Super Rugby Preview

Since 1996 and the formation of Super Rugby, the two sides have faced off in competition 26 times, with the Blues winning 10 of those encounters, and the Chiefs the other 16. The Blues were dominant in the early days of the competition, having never lost to the Chiefs during the first four years of […]

Hoani Matenga

The Christchurch Boys’ High School old boy and Lock went down the traditional student route before earning a shot at professional rugby. Matenga graduated from Otago University in 2009, where he earned a degree in Tourism & Marketing. It was also the same year that he earned his first provincial Cup contract with Otago, followed up […]

08 Mar 2017

Blues in the ‘burbs begins

A little bit of rain wasn’t going to stop us from dropping by Auckland University Rugby Club last night to meet and mingle with loyal Blues fans. Relocated inside the clubrooms because of the weather, Augustine Pulu, Sam Prattley, Akira Ioane, and a whole host of others played games with the more than 100 kids […]

Nic Mayhew

The young and explosive prop from Auckland’s North Shore has already played international rugby with the Harlequins in England’s Aviva Premiership. He started out with Northcote Rugby Club and soon graduated to North Harbour’s Development Squad in 2010, earning his first cap for the team that same year. Mayhew left for England in 2011, along […]

08 Mar 2017

Q&A with Ihaia West

Talented first five-eighth Ihaia West is back in 2017 and rearing to go. Since the last time we saw him in a Blues jersey, the Hawkes Bay native has represented his home province in the Mitre 10 Cup and been on tour with the New Zealand Maori. We caught up with him ahead of our […]

Matt McGahan

At just 22, the former Mount Albert Grammar School first five and playmaker is bringing plenty of rugby and life experience to the Blues. He captained MAGS to a national title in in 2010 and earned a spot on the NZ Secondary Schools team the same year. In 2011, McGahan – the son of former […]