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 […]
07 Nov 2015
17 Oct 2018
Experienced Super Rugby trainer Phil Healey has been named to join the Blues with coaches Tana Umaga, Tom Coventry and Leon Macdonald. Healey, former Chiefs strength and conditioning coach and currently at Glasgow Warriors in Scotland, will join the Blues for the next two years to lead the club’s strength and conditioning programme. Healey was […]
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.
24 Nov 2015
The High Performance department works closely with out provincial union partners and NZ Rugby to develop players from our region to provide them the opportunity and support to transition successfully to Super Rugby. The objectives of the programme are aspiration, retain talent from our region and continue to grow our legacy of success. Tony Hanks […]
21 Sep 2018
New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has announced that they have secured the key signatures of All Blacks, Blues and Auckland Rugby brothers, Rieko and Akira Ioane, who have both signed long-term contracts with the national body, their Blues club and the Auckland province. 21-year-old Rieko, the current World Breakthrough Player of the Year and nominee for […]
Fekitoa burst onto the scene as an 18-year-old at the Nationals sevens in 2011 where he was voted player of the tournament by Gordon Teitjens. In 2012 he played every game in the Auckland ITM Cup campaign, proving himself to be a physical defender and a strong runner with the ability to create space for […]
21 Nov 2015
13 Sep 2018
All Black Centurion Ma’a Nonu will return to the Blues for the 2019 Investec Super Rugby Championship. The 36-year-old will bring his rugby career full circle in New Zealand, after playing for Toulon in the French Championship for three years. After deciding it was time to return to New Zealand with his wife Andrea and […]
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.