02 Aug 2016


Coaches Frank Oliver, John Kirwan, Mark Graham Manager Sean Fitzpatrick Captain Robin Brooke Player of the Year Xavier Rush Oliver steps in at 11th hour  With former coach Gordon Hunter battling the cancer that would ultimately claim his life, assistant coach Frank Oliver had to step into the breach at the last moment and only found out the day the […]

14 Apr 2021

Plenty at stake against Highlanders

While the Gordon Hunter Memorial Trophy is safely in the cabinet, there is still plenty at stake when the Blues venture south to take on the Highlanders in the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa match in Dunedin on Friday night. The Blues, Chiefs and Highlanders are tightly grouped in the middle of the table chasing the […]

30 Apr 2019


nib is providing one lucky Blues fan, and a guest, the opportunity to travel to Wellington and watch live from Westpac Stadium, the Blues v Hurricanes game on Saturday 15 June 2019. This exclusive opportunity comes with return flights (Auckland/Wellington) on the same flight as the Blues team, 2 night’s accommodation in the team hotel, […]

26 Feb 2016


12 Apr 2021

Ganellen Blues U20s edged by Crusaders

The Ganellen Blues U20s won the battle for tries but went down 34-24 to the Crusaders in a mighty battle on the first day of the Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa Under-20 tournament in Taupo. The boys in blue fought fiercely but found themselves significantly on the wrong side of the penalty count, with the Crusaders […]

James Lay

James was born in Samoa before moving to New Zealand with his family at the age of two. He schooled in Auckland, attending King s College. He played initially for Auckland in 2016 before moving to Bay of Plenty with his brother Jordan, playing 14 times in the following two years. After being selected for […]

29 Jan 2016

nib – Tile 10

12 Jun 2018

Backyard Battle

Rugby fans will get a chance to check out all of the talent in the Blues region with a special game of three-30s at Warkworth later this month. The Blues along with the provincial teams from Northland, North Harbour and Auckland, will take part in a special Backyard Battle at Mahurangi Rugby Club on Wednesday […]

19 Feb 2018


02 Aug 2016


Coaches Gordon Hunter, Frank Oliver Manager John Kirwan Captain Robin Brooke Player of the Year Robin Brooke Identifiers dropped from NZ Clubs  The regional identifiers were dropped from all New Zealand clubs in 2000, leaving the teams identified as the Blues, Hurricanes, Chiefs, Crusaders and Highlanders.  Hunter and Oliver take over  With Gordon Hunter and Frank Oliver taking the […]