22 Mar 2017

Westie Pies Secondary School 10s on this weekend

Blues fans heading to our match against the Bulls couldn’t ask for a better rugby entrée than the Westie Pies Secondary School 10s Tournament. Kicking off from 12pm this Saturday on the outer fields of QBE Stadium, 12 schools from across the Blues rugby region will be battling it out for the boys’ division title, […]

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 […]

24 Feb 2017

Seven-try opener in Melbourne

An aggressive steel-door defence in the second half led to an outstanding seven-try 56-18 victory for the Blues over the Rebels in Melbourne to open the Investec Super Rugby competition. A late intercept try by Rieko Ioane gave the Blues a stuttering 25-15 halftime lead, closed by a further penalty to the home side in […]

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 […]

03 Mar 2017

Hard night in Hamilton

After a historic first victory in Melbourne a week ago, the Blues faced a cruel reality check in Hamilton tonight, losing 41-26 to a merciless Chiefs side. The Blues conceded a try within ten minutes from a lineout drive, and then another to Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie on 21 minutes, but indiscipline from the Chiefs […]

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 Mar 2017

Blues v Crusaders Super Rugby Preview

In 29 matches between the two most successful New Zealand sides in Super Rugby history, the victories are split 18 to 11 in favour of the Crusaders, including one grand final victory apiece (the Crusaders in 1998, and Blues in 2003). However, since 2013 it’s been all one-way traffic as the Crusaders marched to a […]

17 Feb 2017

Impressive Blues beat Chiefs at home

A thoroughly impressive Blues side capped off its pre-season in the best possible way tonight, beating the Chiefs 26-14 at our training ground in Alexandra Park. The soggy pitch couldn’t dampen the fiery encounter, which was played at home base after the earlier closure of Shadbolt Park at Suburbs Rugby Club forced the sudden relocation […]

16 Mar 2017

Blues A in action this weekend

Talented first five-eighth Stephen Perofeta is set to start for the Blues A team this weekend against the Chiefs. He’s one of four NZ U20s representatives in the team, alongside Jordan Trainor, Hapakuki Moala-Liava’a, and Sam Nock, who will captain the side. They’ll play alongside Rene Ranger who will gain valuable game time on the […]