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 […]

20 Feb 2019

Blues & MIT sign partnership agreement

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.  That’s the culture Manukau Institute of Technology’s School of Sport lives by and the approach MIT is taking into its new partnership with the Blues.  “At tertiary level, there’s no one forcing you to turn up every day. We want to […]

18 Apr 2016

Blues Jackpot

We’re excited to introduce the Blues Jackpot! Each week we’re giving away amazing prizes. You can score everything from a Blues jersey to a jet boat ride on Auckland harbour. Sound good? Thought so. Check out the full list of prizes below. 2 x Gold Reserved Tickets to the remaining 3 home games Auckland Harbour […]

Leighton Price

Leighton Price, who is 1.98m and 112kg, has played 41 First Class games in the national provincial competition for Hawkes Bay, Bay of Plenty and since 2011 for Taranaki where he works as a diesel mechanic. Price was a former New Zealand Undr-20 lock and was selected for the Maori All Blacks for their northern […]

20 Feb 2019

Nanai makes UK move at season’s end.

Blues winger Melani Nanai, 25, has signed a three-year contract to continue his rugby career in UK and will play for the Worcester Warriors in the Gallagher Premiership next season. The elusive-running winger/fullback has earned 48 caps for the Blues since his debut in 2015 and played 35 times for Auckland including in the successful […]

13 Jun 2019

Blues gear up for final challenge

The Blues are determined to finish their Investec Super Rugby season with a flourish against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday. They welcome back All Blacks Rieko Ioane and Patrick Tuipulotu after their final All Blacks stand-down last week in their agonising one-point loss against the Reds. Tuipulotu will join with Scott Scrafton in the […]

Charlie Faumuina

With dominant physicality and the ability to cover both tight both sides of the scrum, this prop is an influential leader in the Blues team. The talented All Black possesses impressive ball handling skills and outstanding footwork to match the real power he brings to the Blues front row. The Papatoetoe High School graduate made […]