05 Apr 2018
The Blues welcome back All Blacks Ofa Tuungafasi and Matt Duffie into their side to take on Super Rugby neighbours The Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday. Both missed last week with niggling injuries, although the squad still has 12 players unable to be considered for selection. Coach Tana Umaga said he is looking for a […]
Gareth Anscombe made an impressive debut for the Blues in 2012 after being involved in the Blues wider training squad in 2011. After his first season with the Blues, Anscombe was released to join the Chiefs from 2013 and 2014 before moving to Wales to pursue his heritage, playing for his mother’s country of birth. […]
04 Apr 2018
PROP | 1.96m | 122kg | 22yo Big, athletic prop who made an instant impression when moving back to Auckland from the Crusaders in 2017 season. The former Fiji and NZ U20 player finished 2017 with five caps including coming on as replacement against the British & Irish Lions. He had an outstanding Mitre 10 […]
David Raikuna joined the Blues for his first and only season of Super Rugby in 2012. At 24, he reached national honours as a member of the New Zealand Sevens team, and had the ability to cover centre, wing and fullback. Raikuna started his representative career with Counties-Manukau before moving to North Harbour in 2011.
The flanker has NZ Under-20 experience, from the 2010 World Cup, and earned his first cap for the Maori All Blacks in 2014. Sean came in to the Blues environment for two seasons before moving down to the Chiefs.
29 Mar 2018
The Blues face their third South African team in as many weeks, this time back on their hallowed home turf at Eden Park against the Sharks on Easter Saturday. There have been some changes with players lost to injury and others coming back to the squad from Injury. In the backs, the loss of Sonny […]
A raw and powerful number 8, Mathew Luamanu had a superb season with North Harbour in 2011 and was rewarded with his first Super Rugby contract. A product of St Patricks College Silverstream, Luamanu played representative rugby for Wellington from Under-16 through to the Under-21 level and represented New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Under-20s. […]
21 Mar 2018
The Blues club mourns the loss of Dylan Mika, who passed away suddenly in Auckland on Tuesday. Mika, 45, was a dual international for the All Blacks and Samoa and played 23 times for the Blues. This follows the recent passing of former Blues assistant coach Mac McCallion who helped coach Mika during the Blues’ […]
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 […]