Blues in the off-season

Blues in the off-season

A number of our 2016 Blues squad will be returning from successful off-season campaigns with their respective unions or national teams. Take a look at some of our players’ results from the past few months.

Finished 5th in the Championship

Gerard Tuioti-Mariner – Players’ Player and Coaches’ Player of the Year
Michael Little – Supporters Club Player of the Year, Best & Fairest Senior Club Player and Premier Club Player of the Year

Finished 2nd in the Premiership

Ofa Tu’ungafasi – ITM Cup Team Man of the Year
Joseph Edwards – ITM Cup Defensive Player of the Year
Akira Ioane – ITM Cup Player of the Year
Rieko Ioane – Club Rookie of the Year – Ponsonby

Finished 7th in the Championship

Matt Moulds – ITM Cup Player of the Year and Team Man of the Year
Sam Nock – 2015 Green Card Award – player who has gone out of their way several times to help out the team
Kara Pryor – ITM Cup Players’ Player of the Year

Finished 1st in the Championship

Ihaia West – Best Back

Brought Mr Ellis back home to New Zealand

Jerome Kaino, Charlie Faumuina


Finished 4th in Pool C at Rugby World Cup

Jack Ram


Finished 1st World Rugby U20 Championship

TJ Faiane, Akira Ioane, Tevita Li, Blake Gibson