17 Aug 2016

Rugby inspires Lui

At the beginning of this year, Lui Te’o was following the same trajectory as most of his fellow school-leavers. The 19-year-old had enrolled in a Computer Science course at AUT in Manukau, with the hope of a career in security and programming, and his spare time was spent in the Marist clubrooms, playing lock for […]

17 Aug 2016

Getting to know Al Rogers

A version of this story was first published in the 2016 Blues v Highlanders match programme.  Like many Welshmen relishing the glory days of the 70’s, Alistair Rogers was born into a rugby-mad family. The former flanker was born in Port Talbot, Wales and spent most of his youth in Aberavon playing for the local […]

17 Aug 2016

Tana on Tens

17 Aug 2016

Meet our S&C Coach

nib sat down with the Blues strength and conditioning coach Jason Price to talk about how the season went and what the S&C coaching team does to get the players ready for a gruelling 80 minutes of contact on field.  Can you run us through what your role is and what you do with the Blues please? […]

04 Aug 2016

Meet our Physio

nib has teamed up with the Blues to bring rugby fans the ‘Experience of a Lifetime’. To celebrate the competition, we sat down with the Blues physio Mark Plummer. What is your role and what do you do with the Blues? I have a nine month contract each year with the Blues. I work alongside […]

01 Aug 2016

5 Blues named for Rugby Championship

Five Blues players have been selected for the All Black squad ahead of the 2016 Investec Rugby Championship and another two have been invited to train at the All Blacks camp, as announced by NZ Rugby today.  The All Blacks selectors, Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox, named Charlie Faumuina, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Patrick Tuipulotu, […]

20 Jul 2016

Blues U18 defeat Chiefs U18

After a week of skills training, rugby education and exposure to professional sport at camp, the Blues Development Under-18 players were ready to step on to the field and test out what they’d learned.  They were given the opportunity on Sunday, with two games against Chiefs Under-18 players at Onewa Domain.   Each team was […]