09 May 2018

Ofa & SBW back in Blues to play Hurricanes

Fresh from re-signing with the Blues for another three years, prop Ofa Tuungafasi returns to the front row to play the Hurricanes at Eden Park on Friday night. He is joined by fellow All Black Sonny Bill Williams in making a return to the Blues starting line-up – Tuungafasi having missed three games and Williams […]

Marty McKenzie

McKenzie is one of three players in the 2013 squad that played in the 2013 New Zealand Under-20 team. He made his Super Rugby debut in 2013 before moving on to the Chiefs in 2015 and the Crusaders in 2016.  

09 May 2018

Blues stars of the future in NZ U20s

The five young players who trained with the Blues under the ITC (Interim Training Contract) programme this season have been named in the New Zealand Under-20 team to contest the World Rugby Championship this month. Harry Plummer, Robb Cobb, Waimana Riedlinger-Kapa, Hoskins Sotutu and Tanielu Tele’a were named in the 28-strong New Zealand side to […]

Jamison Gibson-Park

Gibson-Park had a difficult ITM Cup season with Taranaki and did not get a lot of exposure to game time, but when he did play he worked hard on his core role execution, which continued to improve. He was influential with the Blues from 2013 to 2015. In his second tour with the Maori All […]

Ronald Raaymakers

With three years of Counties Manukau ITM Cup experience under his belt, Raaymakers joined the Blues for his first and only Super Rugby campaign in 2013. The strong ball carrier was a member of the New Zealand Under-20 team in 2010 and had a huge work rate on the field. 

18 May 2018

Family night at Blues vs Rebels

There’s a bundle of fun and a great game to watch when the Blues take on the Rebels after their bye week. The game, with the early kick-off of 5:15pm, is at Eden Park on Saturday 2 June – the final round of Super Rugby before the June International break. With the early kick-off it […]

Tim Perry

Perry has represented New Zealand at Secondary School, Under-19 and Heartland levels. The former Crusaders’ Wider Training Group member returned to rugby in 2012 after a break and showed solid form for Tasman. He played for the Blues in 2013 before transferring down to the Crusaders in 2014. 

Waisake Naholo

Naholo burst onto the rugby scene playing sevens and has been a member of the New Zealand Sevens team. Hailing from Taranaki, the winger earned a strong reputation with his ability to strike from anywhere on the field. He was released from the Blues in 2013 and signed with the Highlanders for their Super Rugby […]

08 May 2018

Meet the Head S&C Coach

The Price is right at the Blues. That is because the Blues Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jason Price spent 10 years in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. “Pricey” has been passionate about rugby since his school days in Southland where he played for the province through the age groups. “The reality is that I was […]