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.
31 Oct 2018
With three exceptions, the Blues has looked to its own provincial unions and development programme to complete the line-up for the 2019 Investec Super Rugby Championship. Veteran All Black Centurion, Ma’a Nonu will return to a team he has played for on two occasions and joins with two new signings from Tasman in fellow midfield […]
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.
01 Nov 2018
Yesterday, coach Tana Umaga unveiled a 38-man squad full of proven talent, rising stars and marquee signings. We’re not ones to play favourites, but here’s five players we think our fans will want to follow in 2019. Karl Tu’inukuafe All Black number 1171 has made a truly remarkable rise. The 25-year-old […]
23 Feb 2016
The lock earned two caps after coming in to the Blues as injury cover during the 2015 season.
30 Oct 2018
All Blacks prop Karl Tu’inukuafe will officially graduate from the international newcomers’ class of 2018 as one of the world’s best. The 2018 All Black prop, who shot to fame after a shock call-up as injury cover for the All Blacks during the June international season, has been named one of three World Rugby […]
02 Mar 2016
Round One – Blues v Highlanders, February 26th Blake Gibson And the winning voters, receiving a $50 SKYCITY Gift Voucher, are Max Woodard, Dave Nash and Stephen Chapman. We’ll be in touch shortly! Round Two – Crusaders v Blues, March 4th Jerome Kaino And the winning voters, receiving a $50 SKYCITY Gift Voucher, are Kapitirua Teaurima, Chi Hou Chang and Karen […]
The Auckland-based number 8 came in to the Blues as injury cover during the 2015 season.