16 Jul 2018

Tom Coventry to join Blues coaching team

We can confirm today that current North Harbour coach Tom Coventry is joining the Blues next season as an assistant coach. Coventry will join our coaching group alongside Tana Umaga and Tasman coach Leon MacDonald, who were named in May. The former Waikato player and Chiefs assistant coach is vastly experienced and successful with two […]

George Moala

With his considerable athleticism and power, George had attracted plenty of attention as one of the hardest midfield backs to tackle. George is a graduate from Tamaki College, playing for Auckland Under-20 in 2010 before selection to Auckland in 2011, where he has played 45 times. He earned promotion to the Blues in 2012, earning […]

19 Jul 2018

Akira recognised by club

Akira Ioane was rewarded for a colossal Super Rugby season when the Blues recognised achievements last night. Ioane, who played in all 17 games for the Blues and was never subbed, earned the 2018 Most Valuable Player of the Year honour, as well as voted the Players’ Player of the Year. The 23-year-old was emotional […]

Epalahame Faiva

Young Auckland hooker who learned the game at Wesley College, gaining selection to the NZ U20 side (2013 and 2014). He played for the Eden Ruby Club as a youth before trying his hand at rugby league. During his time at Wesley College he was selected for several age rep teams at Counties Manukau before […]

John Afoa

The powerful, explosive prop played for the Blues between 2004 and 2011, earning 101 caps in the process. Afoa was renowned for his versatility, working on his throwing to be able to cover hooker when needed.   Afoa played every minute of the Blues’ 2006 Rebel Sport Super 14 season, the only forward to do so. He left New Zealand to play for Ulster […]

04 Jul 2018

Players selected for U18 camp

The best teenage rugby talent in the region will attend the annual Blues Under-18 Camp over the July school holidays. Fifty players from 21 schools have been selected from 230 nominations put forward from schools in the Northland, North Harbour and Auckland rugby regions. They will go into camp at Mt Albert Grammar from Sunday […]