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.

Harbour Rugby

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

Auckland Rugby

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

Northland Rugby

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 ñ player who has gone out of their way several times to help out the team
Kara Pryor ITM Cup Players’ Player of the Year

Hawkes Bay

Finished 1st in the Championship

Ihaia West Best Back

All Blacks

Brought Mr Ellis back home to New Zealand

Jerome Kaino, Charlie Faumuina


Finished 4th in Pool C at Rugby World Cup

Jack Ram

New Zealand Under 20

Finished 1st World Rugby U20 Championship

TJ Faiane, Akira Ioane, Tevita Li, Blake Gibson