19 Mar 2021

Experienced line-up for clash with Crusaders

Coach Leon MacDonald has selected an experienced and largely unchanged Blues team to host the Crusaders at Eden Park on Sunday. It has been strengthened with the return of All Black prop Alex Hodgman, and the experienced quartet of lock Josh Goodhue and loose forward Blake Gibson, with midfield leader TJ Faiane and halfback Finlay […]

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 […]

Jordan Trainor

Jordan graduated from St Peters College in Auckland, playing for the Blues Under-18 squad in 2014.  He was a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship winner, moving to Waikato University where he was called into the Waikato side for their Ranfurly Shield win over Hawkes Bay in 2015, and the Waikato U19 side that finished second in […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 Feb 2017

You could be our biggest signing!

We’ve saved a spot in the Blues Club for you. You could become one of our biggest signings in 2017 when you join the Blues Club this year. Simply purchase a membership and you could be one of 3 new members who will have their Blues Club Membership delivered personally by some of our biggest […]

20 Oct 2020

NZ Secondary Schools laden with Blues talent

Following on from a successful Under 18 Camp earlier this month, 14 players from the Blues region have been named in teams for the 2020 New Zealand Secondary Schools and New Zealand Barbarians Schools teams.   Despite having significantly less game time due to regional coronavirus restrictions, both teams feature a strong contingent of talent […]

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 […]

22 Sep 2020

talent from throughout region converge for U18 Camp

Ten female players are among the group of promising under-18 rugby talent from the Blues region to take part in the annual NZ Barbarians-Blues Development Camp next week. The easing in the Covid conditions means the three-day camp will go ahead at Mount Albert Grammar School from Monday 28 September. The camp will include sessions […]

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 […]