06 Jun 2018

Tumua Manu From Samoa to Super Sub

Exciting winger Tumua Manu has more than seized his chance of playing for the Blues. He’s played four Super Rugby games and has scored a try in three of those games. Tumua, who stands 1.83m and 97kgs, is a former Samoan age representative who decided to try his chances in New Zealand Rugby in 2015. He […]

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 […]

01 Jun 2018

Sonny Bill Williams has Knee Surgery

All Blacks and Blues midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of rugby for several weeks with a knee injury. Williams aggravated an old knee injury this week and Blues medical staff said an x-ray on Thursday showed a loose piece of bone in his knee joint. He will undergo keyhole surgery today in […]

31 May 2018

LINE-UP: Blues vs Rebels at Eden Park this Saturday

The Blues welcome back prop Alex Hodgman to the starting line-up for Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Rebels at Eden Park at the earlier time of 5.15pm. Hodgman is back after a wrist injury which has sidelined him for nine games. The other change in the pack sees Northland captain Matt Moulds make […]

Piers Francis

The Kent-born first five-eighth has been educated in both northern and southern hemisphere rugby. Francis initially served a three-year apprenticeship with the Saracens Academy before moving to New Zealand in 2011 to take up a place in the Auckland squad. He remained in New Zealand another year, playing for Waikato and the Chiefs Wider Training […]