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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Barrett captained Taranaki during the 2013 ITM Cup and earned three caps for the Blues over the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He competed for the openside flanker position with Luke Braid and Brendon O’Connor, but also had the ability to cover six and lock. The older brother of All Black first five-eighths Beauden, Kane was […]
09 May 2018
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 […]
Jackson Willison was an experienced midfield back with a reputation for solid defence. He joined the Blues in 2013 with five seasons of Super Rugby under his belt and a championship with the Chiefs in 2012. He constantly sets high standards for himself and the team. He’s known as a hard worker and a great […]