24 Nov 2015

High Performance Programme

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 […]

20 Feb 2019

Blues & MIT sign partnership agreement

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.  That’s the culture Manukau Institute of Technology’s School of Sport lives by and the approach MIT is taking into its new partnership with the Blues.  “At tertiary level, there’s no one forcing you to turn up every day. We want to […]

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.  

21 Nov 2015

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20 Feb 2019

Nanai makes UK move at season’s end.

Blues winger Melani Nanai, 25, has signed a three-year contract to continue his rugby career in UK and will play for the Worcester Warriors in the Gallagher Premiership next season. The elusive-running winger/fullback has earned 48 caps for the Blues since his debut in 2015 and played 35 times for Auckland including in the successful […]

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 […]

24 Nov 2015

Hospitality Opportunities

Enjoy the rugby from the comfort of the Blues Premier Lounge or other unique corporate spaces at Eden Park in 2020. Entertain clients, family and friends within these exclusive private spaces, or network with like-minded businesses within the Blues Premier Lounge. Our hospitality manager Sam is on hand to create a bespoke premium experience that […]

13 Jun 2019

Blues gear up for final challenge

The Blues are determined to finish their Investec Super Rugby season with a flourish against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday. They welcome back All Blacks Rieko Ioane and Patrick Tuipulotu after their final All Blacks stand-down last week in their agonising one-point loss against the Reds. Tuipulotu will join with Scott Scrafton in the […]

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. 

14 Feb 2019

Akira Ioane chalks up 50th cap for Blues

While just 23 years of age, outstanding No8 Akira Ioane will celebrate his 50thgame for the Blues in Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby opener against the Crusaders at Eden Park. Ioane has showed his resilience in amassing 48 Super games and the memorable win over the Lions, playing in every Super game for the Blues over […]