Simon Hickey

Captain of both the King’s College 1st XV and 1st XI, Hickey was a New Zealand Schools rugby representative and also won the Gillette Cup player of the year twice (the mark of supremacy for high school cricket in New Zealand). In his first year out of school, Hickey was named Auckland Club Rugby Player of the […]

20 Feb 2020

Blues region players to attend NZ U20 Camp

Eleven players from the Blues region have been selected in a 52-strong squad selected for the New Zealand Under-20 camp in Palmerston North next month. This is the first step towards selecting the team to compete at July’s World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Italy. The 11 Blues region players include Blues ITC players, who trained […]

Benji Marshall

Born in Whatakane in the eastern Bay of Plenty, Benji Marshall moved to Australia at the age of 15 to take up a rugby league scholarship at Keebra Park State High School on the Gold Coast. He made his first class debut for the Wests Tigers in 2003 and went on to play 201 games […]

07 Nov 2015

Head office

21 Feb 2020

Key changes for altitude test against Bulls

The Blues will employ a horses-for-courses approach to their team to take on the Bulls at altitude in Pretoria in Investec Super Rugby at the weekend. Coach Leon MacDonald has taken the sizeable Bulls pack, the rarefied airs at 1.3km above sea level as well as the rock-hard surface that will promote running rugby into […]

Tom Donnelly

The former All Black lock Tom Donnelly added plenty of experience to the Blues squad in 2014 in the absence of senior locks Ali Williams and Anthony Boric. Donnelly made his Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders in 2004 and earned the first of his 15 All Blacks Test caps against Australia in 2009. After […]

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. Andrew Hewetson […]

03 Jul 2020

Barrett chooses Suntory side for his Japan experience

Blues player Beauden Barrett has confirmed the club he will play for in Japan during his playing sabbatical break away from New Zealand next year. Barrett, who signed a four-year deal with New Zealand Rugby and the Blues last year, will miss next year’s Super Rugby season and play for the Suntory Sungoliath club based […]

Wayne Ngaluafe

Wayne Ngaluafe started his provincial rugby career with Northland in 2011 before moving south to Auckland in 2013 and 2014. He played two games for the Blues, one being the French international match.

17 Feb 2020

development team schedules released

The next generation of Blues hopefuls get their campaign underway when the Ganellen Blues Under 20s take on their Hurricanes counterparts in Napier on Saturday February 29. It is the first of three games in the campaign that includes a home and away series against the Chiefs Under 20s. A wider training group of 42 […]