Michael Hobbs

Debuting for the Blues in 2009, Michael Hobbs returned to the Blues for the 2012 season after a year with the Highlanders and an extended layoff due to major back surgery. Hobbs debuted for Wellington in the 2008 Air NZ Cup after two years living in Brisbane, contracted to the Queensland Rugby Academy. He is […]

02 Mar 2018

Big Day Out for Blues at Shadbolt Park

Saturday sees a big doubleheader for the club when the Blues Under 20s and A teams will play at Shadbolt Park, home of the Suburbs rugby club. Sponsored by Westie Pies, the Under 20s will be the curtainraiser against the Hurricanes Under 20s and have a side riddled with young talent, most of it not long […]

Grayson Hart

The New Zealand U20 representative started his career with the Blues (2008) and Auckland Rugby (2007), using it as a springboard into international rugby. In 2012, Grayson took up a contract with the Waratahs and then Edinburgh. This lead on to an international career with Scotland, thanks to his maternal grandmother who was born in […]

28 Feb 2018

Tuipulotu, Kaino & Tupou return

The Blues will name a largely unchanged side to host neighbours and perennial rivals, the Chiefs in their first home game of the Investec Super Rugby season at Eden Park on Friday. All Black Patrick Tuipulotu, who came off the bench in the narrow loss to the Highlanders in Dunedin last week, will get his […]

Tevita Mailau

Tevita Mailau faced a baptism of fire in his first match for the Blues against the Bulls in Pretoria in 2009, but being thrust into the cauldron of Loftus Versfeld proved to be the prop’s making as he has went from strength to strength. He performed with distinction for Auckland over the 2009 to 2012 […]

26 Feb 2018

Blues Support Pacific Disaster Fund

The Blues players are getting in behind the relief fund in the Pacific in the wake of Cyclone Gita. They are encouraging fans to join them in supporting Red Cross in a special appeal to aid families in the Pacific Islands who are most in need. Red Cross will stage an appeal at the Blues […]

Chris Smylie

A former Otago and Highlanders representative, Auckland-born Chris Smylie returned to North Harbour for the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup and played his third season for the Blues in 2011 after making his debut in 2009. Smylie made his New Zealand Maori debut in 2006 and is a former recipient of the NPC Division One […]

21 Feb 2018

Team Named
for Investec
Super Rugby
opener

A bunch of All Blacks mixed with daring debutants will open the Blues Investec Super Rugby season against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday. Head coach Tana Umaga today named six current and three former All Blacks in his squad for the opener at Forsyth Barr Stadium, while there are four players to make their […]

Peter Saili

Peter was a key part of the Blues’ much-vaunted back row, noted for his great work between 2009 and 2015. His younger brother Francis also joined him at the Blues.