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 […]

Alby Mathewson

Alby Mathewson signed with Auckland in 2009 and made his Blues debut in 2010 after previously playing for the Hurricanes. His move north reaped immediate awards as he was named the 2010 Super 14 Player of the Year and went on to be selected in the All Blacks end of year tour. The Former New […]

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 […]

Viliami Ma’afu

Six years after making his provincial debut, number 8 Viliami Ma’afu was finally selected for his debut season of Super Rugby after an impressive couple of seasons with North Harbour. Ma’afu was awarded the 2009 North Harbour Player of the Year and is a triple international – having represented Tonga in tennis and golf as […]

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 […]

Serge Lilo

One of three players picked up in the draft by the Blues in 2010, Serge Lilo was an unrelenting, direct and accurate openside flanker who previously played for the Chiefs and Hurricanes. He was renowned for his uncompromising defence and tenacity at the breakdown. Lilo returned to the Hurricanes for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby […]

23 Feb 2018

Blues U20s to Play Chiefs

Ahead of tonight’s big game in Dunedin, our Under 20s will kick off the Blues Development Programme against the Under 20s Chiefs in Waihi tomorrow. A squad of 36 players has been working hard since assembling for a camp at the Blues and the MERC Centre in Long Bay on February 3rd. This year the […]

Stephen Brett

Stephen Brett joined the Blues for the 2010 season after being picked up in the draft from the Crusaders. A leading figure in Canterbury’s three successive provincial Championships from 2007-10, Brett signed for Auckland as well as the Blues for 2011. Brett has also played for the Junior All Blacks and New Zealand Maori.

14 Feb 2018

Don’t Miss A Thing

That’s the message from yesterday’s Investec Super Rugby 2018 launch as a new format, new jerseys and plenty of fresh talent are set to come together for a season of fast-paced action, kicking off in New Zealand when the Highlanders host the Blues in Dunedin next weekend. The 2018 season was officially launched in Auckland […]

Andrew van der Heijden

Lock Andrew Van der Heijden came into the team in 2009 to provide cover for a growing casualty list and ended up playing three games for the club. Andrew Van der Heijden was schooled at Auckland Grammar School and was a member of the Auckland Academy before being loaned to Counties-Manukau in 2006. He started […]