Brendon O’Connor

Brendon O’Connor was an intelligent loose forward and former New Zealand U20s representative who excelled at the Blues. O’Connor was a member of the Blues squad that played against France in 2013, which did not contribute to his total Super Rugby caps. He won the 2015 Blues’ MVP award as well as the Players’ Player […]

03 May 2018

Experienced trio to start for #WARvBLU

The Blues welcome back the experience of captain Augustine Pulu, Patrick Tuipulotu and Jerome Kaino to their starting line-up for the Super Rugby match against the Waratahs in Sydney. The return of the trio to start the game is positive news for the Blues, with Pulu having played 30 minutes off the bench last week, […]

Culum Retallick

He was a mobile lineout forward with a strong running game. Culum, cousin of All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick, wais known for his ability to execute at the set piece and as a hardworking leader in the team. Culum was a member of the Blues squad that played against France in 2013, which did not […]

Chris Noakes

Chris Noakes surprised many people with his strong performances and brilliant ability to drive the football team around the park in just his first season with the Blues in 2013. He had neck surgery at the end of the 2013 Blues season and missed Bay of Plenty’s ITM Cup campaign and has previously played Super […]

02 May 2018

All-Wright

They say all good things come to those who wait. Well it’s taken a decade for Taniwha prop Ross Wright to get his chance at the Blues. The 31-year-old, born and bred in Wellsford, got his chance when selected for NZ Maori for their end of season tour to Canada and Europe late last year. […]

Frank Halai

A fast and powerful weapon on attack, Frank returned to the Blues in 2015 ready to again cut through defensive lines. As a former NZ Sevens superstar Frank was known for his try scoring and ability to beat defenders, which saw him awarded his first All Black cap in 2013. Frank was a member of […]

26 Apr 2018

Captain Pulu hopes to return in line-up to host Jaguares

The Blues hope to have some troops returning to reinforce their Super Rugby clash against the Jaguares at Eden Park on Saturday. With 19 players on the injured list last week, the Blues have named captain Augustine Pulu and Gerard Cowley-Tuioti for a return from injury, although captain Pulu is bracketed for Saturday’s clash. They have […]

Albert Nikoro

Albert earned five caps for the Blues between 2012 and 2014, before signing on with the Western Force in 2015. The exciting youngster showed glimpses of his potential against the Reds in 2913 with a strong running game and a superb 55-metre goal kick, before an ACL injury ruled him out of action for six […]