03 Jul 2019

Six Blues named in Black

Six Blues players have been named in the initial All Blacks squad named for the opening Tests in the 2019 Investec Rugby Championship.

John Afoa

The powerful, explosive prop played for the Blues between 2004 and 2011, earning 101 caps in the process. Afoa was renowned for his versatility, working on his throwing to be able to cover hooker when needed.   Afoa played every minute of the Blues’ 2006 Rebel Sport Super 14 season, the only forward to do so. He left New Zealand to play for Ulster […]

27 Jun 2019

Former St Kents pivot to join in 2020

Tasman and Hurricanes halfback Finlay Christie will move back home to play for the Blues starting from the 2020 Investec Super Rugby season. The 23-year-old, who is the back-up to TJ Perenara at the Hurricanes this year, has signed with the Blues for two years, joining Jonathan Ruru and Sam Nock who have both extended […]

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 […]

28 Nov 2019

Carroll gets Blues call-up

Mount Maunganui lock Aaron Carroll has been added to the Blues roster for the 2020 Investec Super Rugby competition. Carroll, 26, comes in for fellow Bay of Plenty lock Baden Wardlaw who withdrew on medical grounds and has retired. Carroll played on loan for Thames Valley in 2017 before selection to the Bay of Plenty […]

26 Apr 2016

Family Zone Pack Prize Draw T&Cs

Instructions, prizes and information on how to enter form part of these conditions of entry. By entering, entrants accept these conditions of entry. The Promoter is the Blues, Blues HQ, 30 Campbells Crescent, Epsom, Auckland 1051. The promotional period begins at 3pm, Friday 22 April 2016 and concludes at midnight, Thursday 28 April 2016. Entries […]

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 […]

21 Nov 2019

New rookie Super Rugby dream shattered

Bay of Plenty lock Baden Wardlaw has announced his immediate retirement from rugby because of an historic medical condition. The 29-year-old had realised his lifelong dream when he was named in the Blues team for the upcoming Investec Super Rugby season. However, medical checks showed that he has three fused vertebrae in his neck, and […]