Pauliasi Manu

The Tongan-born Aucklander went to Tamaki College, and played in representative age group teams before his debut for Auckland in 2008. Pauliasi played 50 games for Auckland from 2008 to 2014 and made his debut for the Blues as part of the Wider Training Group in 2011.  He played five games for the Blues in […]

Matt Johnson

Matt is a midfield back who has played both for the Auckland and Waikato age grade teams, was spotted by NRL scouts playing for St Peters College at rugby and moved to Melbourne Storm. He returned to play for the Suburbs club in Auckland before moving to Southland in 2015 to mix studies at the […]

05 Mar 2020

Developing depth after trek back from South Africa

The Blues will call on their depth after a short week and long trek from South Africa to take on the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday in Investec Super Rugby. Coach Leon MacDonald said that a key finding from last year was that a number of the squad dropped their intensity after playing too many […]

Isaac Salmon

The former North Canterbury prop made his name in the Nelson club scene, before getting his chance with Tasman in 2017. At 22 years old, Isaac has became a regular tight head for Tasman, in an impressive front row containing a number of All Blacks.

03 Mar 2020

Afternoon start for Lions match to help out Sunwolves

The Blues will change their Investec Super Rugby kick-off time against the Lions in Auckland later this month to help out the Sunwolves who are relocating games to Australia with the current embargo on travel to Japan. Kick-off for the Blues-Lions game at Eden Park on Saturday 14 March will now be 4.25pm instead of […]

Glenn Preston

Team mates with Ofa Tuungafasi and Jimmy Tupou in the New Zealand Under-20s in 2012, the big loose forward moved to Italy to play professionally for two years. He returned to play for North Harbour in 2016, becoming a key part of a hard-working pack and was rewarded for that hard work and consistent performances […]

28 Feb 2020

Faiane and Ioane return against Stormers

The Blues will call on the experienced pairing of TJ Faiane and All Black Rieko Ioane in the midfield in the starting team to take on unbeaten Stormers in Cape Town on Sunday morning (NZ time) in Investec Super Rugby. The pair has 85 caps for the Blues between them, with Faiane returning to the […]