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 […]

03 Jul 2020

Barrett chooses Suntory side for his Japan experience

Blues player Beauden Barrett has confirmed the club he will play for in Japan during his playing sabbatical break away from New Zealand next year. Barrett, who signed a four-year deal with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues last year, will miss next year’s Super Rugby season and play for the Suntory Sungoliath club based […]

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 […]

17 Feb 2020

development team schedules released

The next generation of Blues hopefuls get their campaign underway when the Ganellen Blues Under 20s take on their Hurricanes counterparts in Napier on Saturday February 29. It is the first of three games in the campaign that includes a home and away series against the Chiefs Under 20s. A wider training group of 42 […]

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 […]

17 Feb 2020

Two key players off injury list for South Africa tour

Two players including All Black Rieko Ioane have come off the injury list to join the 27-strong Blues squad that is en route to South Africa. The Blues will take on the Bulls in Pretoria and the Stormers in Cape Town over the next two weeks in Investec Super Rugby. Ioane and Otere Black are […]

23 Feb 2016

2021 Draw and Results

   

Charlie Faumuina

With dominant physicality and the ability to cover both tight both sides of the scrum, this prop is an influential leader in the Blues team. The talented All Black possesses impressive ball handling skills and outstanding footwork to match the real power he brings to the Blues front row. The Papatoetoe High School graduate made […]