14 Mar 2018

Blues A Team vs Hurricanes

While the Blues are in South Africa preparing to play the Stormers this week, the balance of the squad and some of the regions best talent have come together for the Blues A fixture against the Hurricanes Development team in Wellington this Saturday. The A team started the 2018 campaign with a 26-all draw against […]

Toby Morland

Toby Morland first made his Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders in 2004 and racked up 23 caps before being drafted to the Chiefs in 2009 where he appeared in the final against the Bulls. The halfback joined the Blues for one season in 2011. The 27-year-old then shifted to Ireland on a short term […]

09 Mar 2018

All Blacks return to take on Lions

The Blues welcome back All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Sonny Bill Williams to their team to take on the Lions at altitude in Johannesburg on Sunday morning (4.15am – NZ Time). Kaino has his first start of the season after coming on as a reserve last week, while Williams returns following a leg injury that […]

Sherwin Stowers

New Zealand Sevens gold-medallist Sherwin Stowers turned down the Chiefs and Highlanders to come home and join the Blues for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby competition.  The De La Salle College graduate came through Auckland Rugby Union’s Pro Sport education programme and High Performance Academy before joining Counties-Manukau in 2008. Stowers also represented New Zealand […]

06 Mar 2018

MEET THE “DOC”

Meet James McGarvey. He’s the new Blues’ medicine man, stepping into the shoes of the seasoned Stephen Kara, who had 10 years as the club’s doctor. McGarvey is not new to rugby. Far from it. He started back in 2003 as team doctor for (Auckland) Marist, moving to Ponsonby, then to Counties Manukau, Auckland and […]

Jared Payne

An elusive fullback who played for the New Zealand Under-21 and Schools Sevens teams, Jared Payne was one of eight new players to join the Blues squad for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby competition. Payne first played representative rugby for Waikato and made his made his Super Rugby debut in 2007 with the Chiefs before […]

Michael Reid

The former North Harbour captain made 48 appearances for North Harbour and one for the Blues, before injury forced an early retirement at age 25. Ruptured tendons were deemed irreparable, even after four seasons or rehabilitation and surgery. Fortunately, the prop had a Bachelor of Commerce degree to utilise after leaving professional sport.

Filo Paulo

Initially named in the Blues Wider Training Group in 2010, Filo Paulo was thrust into the full squad to replace the injured Ali Williams and performed admirably, playing 12 games in his debut season. An extremely physical player and a strong lineout jumper, Paulo played his first season of provincial rugby in 2011 for North […]