Captain of both the King’s College 1st XV and 1st XI, Hickey was a New Zealand Schools rugby representative and also won the Gillette Cup player of the year twice (the mark of supremacy for high school cricket in New Zealand). In his first year out of school, Hickey was named Auckland Club Rugby Player of the […]
22 Dec 2015
BOARD Don Mackinnon Chairman Kate Daly Board member Richard Dellabarca Board member John Hart Board member Sam Lotu-liga Board member Grant Graham Board member Brian Wilsher Board member CHIEF EXECUTIVE Andrew Hore COACHES Leon MacDonald Head Coach Tana Umaga Assistant Coach – Defence Tom Coventry Assistant Coach – Forwards Daniel Halangahu Skills & Backs […]
17 May 2018
The Blues has a more settled and experienced look to its team to take on the Crusaders in the Investec Super Rugby clash at Eden Park on Saturday night. Pauliasi Manu is reunited in the front row with James Parsons and Ofa Tuungafasi, with the trio sporting 213 Super Rugby caps between them. The change […]
Born in Whatakane in the eastern Bay of Plenty, Benji Marshall moved to Australia at the age of 15 to take up a rugby league scholarship at Keebra Park State High School on the Gold Coast. He made his first class debut for the Wests Tigers in 2003 and went on to play 201 games […]
16 May 2018
The Blues and New Zealand Rugby (NZR) have today announced that Tana Umaga will have his role as Head Coach extended by a further 12 months to the end of the 2019 Investec Super Rugby season. The club and national body also announced that Tasman Mako Head Coach and former Crusaders Assistant Coach, Leon MacDonald […]
The former All Black lock Tom Donnelly added plenty of experience to the Blues squad in 2014 in the absence of senior locks Ali Williams and Anthony Boric. Donnelly made his Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders in 2004 and earned the first of his 15 All Blacks Test caps against Australia in 2009. After […]
17 Nov 2015
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14 May 2018
Blues players and staff volunteers from BNZ enjoyed a busy afternoon as they ensured some 600 pairs of used rugby boots were made fit for new owners. It is part of the Blues Best Foot Forward program which, in association with major partner BNZ, re-purposes used boots donated by the public. The boots were cleaned […]
Wayne Ngaluafe started his provincial rugby career with Northland in 2011 before moving south to Auckland in 2013 and 2014. He played two games for the Blues, one being the French international match.
23 Dec 2015
You can catch up with the Blues at events around town – and maybe even get a selfie with your favourite player. Save the dates, and come along to say Hi. We’d love to see you.