03 Mar 2017

Photos: Blues v Chiefs

Photos by Photosport NZ

Ihaia West

The Hawkes Bay native attended Napier Boys’ High School where he first found the sport. He was selected for NZ Under 20 team in 2012 and was one of the Hawkes Bay Magpies’ stars in 2013, the same year that he was selected for the Maori All Blacks tour of North America. His performance during […]

Lolagi Visinia

Lolagi Visinia has been turning heads with his pace and mature kicking game ever since high school. The Kelston Boys’ High School graduate started out with his school’s First XV, where he made the NZ Secondary Schools squad and helped the team to a national top four position in 2011. Soon after, Visinia was recruited […]

04 Feb 2017

Blues promising in first pre-season game

The Blues showed loads of promise as they went down fighting, eventually losing 38-33 to last year’s Super Rugby champions in their first pre-season game of the year. It was a tight, fast-flowing contest that was broken up into four 25 minute quarters. The Blues dominated the early stages with two tries to new signing […]

Namatahi Waa

Namatahi Waa has gained experience at both the club and Mitre 10 Cup level up in Northland, earning a spot with the Taniwhas in 2014. The prop was also a member of the Blues Development team in 2014 and 2015.

15 Feb 2017

Photos: Investec Super Rugby launch 2017

As our first match of the 2017 Investec Super Rugby season draws ever nearer, media were invited to the competition’s official launch event at the SKYCITY Theatre yesterday. Players were on hand from all five of the New Zealand Super Rugby clubs, with James Parsons and exciting new signing Stephen Perofeta doing a fantastic job […]

01 Mar 2017

All Blacks return to bench against Chiefs

The Blues have named an unchanged starting line-up to meet the Chiefs in Hamilton in the second round of the Investec Super Rugby competition on Friday night. However they have named six All Blacks, a Maori All Black and a New Zealand Under-20s player to comprise the reserves bench. Pukekohe’s Jimmy Tupou will again lead […]

22 Feb 2017

Ofa talks Best Foot Forward

OFA TU’UNGAFASI TALKS… The Best Foot Forward boot recycling initiative Blues prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi played rugby in bare feet for 10 years and the first boots he ever wore were a pair he shared with an older brother for an entire season. He has no doubt the Blues Best Foot Forward initiative to recycle boots […]