Baden Kerr

Baden Kerr made the most of his opportunities in his first year of Super Rugby in 2013 and looked for more game time in 2014. His goal kicking and kicking out of hand were world class and would confidently drive his rugby team around the field and imposes himself physically on the game. He guided […]

Brendon O’Connor

Brendon O’Connor was an intelligent loose forward and former New Zealand U20s representative who excelled at the Blues. O’Connor was a member of the Blues squad that played against France in 2013, which did not contribute to his total Super Rugby caps. He won the 2015 Blues’ MVP award as well as the Players’ Player […]

02 May 2018

All-Wright

They say all good things come to those who wait. Well it’s taken a decade for Taniwha prop Ross Wright to get his chance at the Blues. The 31-year-old, born and bred in Wellsford, got his chance when selected for NZ Maori for their end of season tour to Canada and Europe late last year. […]

Culum Retallick

He was a mobile lineout forward with a strong running game. Culum, cousin of All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick, wais known for his ability to execute at the set piece and as a hardworking leader in the team. Culum was a member of the Blues squad that played against France in 2013, which did not […]

26 Apr 2018

Captain Pulu hopes to return in line-up to host Jaguares

The Blues hope to have some troops returning to reinforce their Super Rugby clash against the Jaguares at Eden Park on Saturday. With 19 players on the injured list last week, the Blues have named captain Augustine Pulu and Gerard Cowley-Tuioti for a return from injury, although captain Pulu is bracketed for Saturday’s clash. They have […]

Chris Noakes

Chris Noakes surprised many people with his strong performances and brilliant ability to drive the football team around the park in just his first season with the Blues in 2013. He had neck surgery at the end of the 2013 Blues season and missed Bay of Plenty’s ITM Cup campaign and has previously played Super […]

24 Apr 2018

Perseverance pays off for Jordan

The 108kg block-buster was not part of the initial Blues squad, but grabbed his chance to score two tries on debut in the 24-10 win over the Sunwolves in Tokyo. It belies his long journey where he could have easily given the game away. Jordan, born on the North Shore, was part of the Auckland […]

Frank Halai

A fast and powerful weapon on attack, Frank returned to the Blues in 2015 ready to again cut through defensive lines. As a former NZ Sevens superstar Frank was known for his try scoring and ability to beat defenders, which saw him awarded his first All Black cap in 2013. Frank was a member of […]