Born in Timaru but raised in Waimate, this talented halfback has been something of a rugby nomad in New Zealand. He played collegiate rugby in Christchurch for Shirley Boys High School before a move to Nelson College for his final year. Billy made his debut in the ITM Cup with North Otago, earning 29 caps […]
14 Apr 2016
26 Jun 2018
The Blues welcome back All Blacks Rieko Ioane and Ofa Tuungafasi for Friday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Reds on Friday at 7.35pm. The match will be Jerome Kaino’s final home game on his beloved Eden Park where he has many of his best and most memorable rugby occasions. Kaino, who made his Super […]
The first five-eighth came in to the Blues with a number of years experience in professional rugby, playing in Italy, England, Japan and for both the Highlanders and Crusaders. Bowden played Under-19 and Under-21 rugby for New Zealand.
Jordan Manihera came in to the Blues as injury cover during the 2014 Super Rugby season, covering for Joe Edwards. He played two games, both in South Africa on the team’s South African tour.
25 Jun 2018
The Blues recently warmly welcomed its latest debutant in 20-year-old loose forward Sione Havili, Blues No 288. Joining in that greeting was Blues No 116, Jerome Kaino, who had a similar reception as a fresh-faced 20-year-old back in 2004. In two weeks, Kaino will complete his 15-year journey with the Blues where – injury aside […]
21 Jun 2018
On Friday 29 June the Blues take on the Reds at Eden Park. It’ll be a big night for our legendary # 6, Blues player number 116, Jerome Kaino. 14 years after his debut on Eden Park against the Reds as a fresh faced 20 year old in 2004, he will play his 137th match for […]
The lock earned two caps after coming in to the Blues as injury cover during the 2015 season.