Jimmy Tupou

From Pukekohe High School, the lock/loose forward was selected for the 2012 Junior World Championship winning New Zealand Under-20 side in South Africa. That same year Jimmy made his debut for Counties Manukau. The Steelers flanker became a central figure in their promotion from the Mitre 10 Cup Championship and Ranfurly Shield success. The former […]

12 Jul 2019

Barrett joins for 4 Years

Two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, All Blacks first five-eighth Beauden Barrett, has announced a new deal with New Zealand Rugby (NZR), which will see him stay in New Zealand through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Barrett also today confirmed that not only will he stay with NZR for a further four years, […]

Sonny Bill Williams

Auckland-born, Mount Albert Grammar graduate, Sonny Bill Williams developed in Rugby League. He first represented the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs when he was 19, where his devastating defence and offloading ability made him a cult-hero in the sport.  He took his exceptional skillset to France in 2008 to play for Tana Umaga’s Toulon side before signing to […]

20 Feb 2017

BEST FOOT FORWARD

Best Foot Forward is a program to gift recycled rugby boots to youngsters who might otherwise miss out on playing rugby.   One in three New Zealand children live in poverty and cost is the biggest barrier to children playing sport. We don’t want youngsters to miss out on the joys of team sport because […]

10 Jul 2019

UNDER 18s ASSEMBLE

50 players from 16 different schools throughout the Blues region have assembled in Auckland. Talent Identification and Development Manager for The Blues, Shane King has been impressed with what he’s seen so far “ (It’s) a quality group of young men from across the region, they have come together well, enjoyed each other’s company and […]

Orbyn Leger

Orbyn is an exciting back line player hailing form the Counties Manukau province. He began his playing career in 2015 at first five-eighth for the Samoa Under 20s side before switching allegiance to New Zealand for the 2016 and 2017 editions of the tournament. One of only a handful of players to attend 3 different Under […]

15 Feb 2017

Biggest Signing Ts&Cs

THE BLUES PROMOTION OR COMPETITION RULES Definitions ‘The Blues’ or “Blues” means Blues Limited Partnership The ‘Promoter’ is The Blues ‘Disqualified Participants’ are: (a) all The Blues employees, all employees of participating sponsors or promoters and/or advertising agencies and their Immediate Families; (b) all people under the age of 18 years where the prize incorporates […]

03 Jul 2019

Blues named in Maori All Blacks

Five players who were part of the Blues environment this season have been named in the New Zealand Maoris for home and away clashes against Fiji this month. They include Marcel Renata, No 8 Akira Ioane, halfback Jonathan Ruru, first-five Otere Black as well as Northland and Blues Injury Replacement Player Ross Wright (prop). The […]