Ronald Raaymakers

With three years of Counties Manukau ITM Cup experience under his belt, Raaymakers joined the Blues for his first and only Super Rugby campaign in 2013. The strong ball carrier was a member of the New Zealand Under-20 team in 2010 and had a huge work rate on the field. 

28 Mar 2019

Strong display earns Tuipulotu start

A powerful display off the bench last week has earned All Black Patrick Tuipulotu a start for the Blues in their Super Rugby clash against the Stormers at Eden Park on Saturday. Tuipulotu, who announced he is returning for the Blues and New Zealand Rugby next year, is one of only two changes to the […]

Tim Perry

Perry has represented New Zealand at Secondary School, Under-19 and Heartland levels. The former Crusaders’ Wider Training Group member returned to rugby in 2012 after a break and showed solid form for Tasman. He played for the Blues in 2013 before transferring down to the Crusaders in 2014. 

28 Mar 2019

Papalii and Tuipulotu extend their stay

The Blues and New Zealand Rugby have landed two key player signatures with All Blacks Dalton Papalii and Patrick Tuipulotu committing their immediate futures to the Super Rugby side and NZR. Twenty-one-year-old loose forward Papalii, who made his All Blacks Test debut on the Northern Tour last year, has extended his stay at the Blues […]

Waisake Naholo

Naholo burst onto the rugby scene playing sevens and has been a member of the New Zealand Sevens team. Hailing from Taranaki, the winger earned a strong reputation with his ability to strike from anywhere on the field. He was released from the Blues in 2013 and signed with the Highlanders for their Super Rugby […]

20 Mar 2019

Coaches reward performance vs Highlanders

The coaching staff at the Blues have rewarded good form in naming their starting line-up to host the Highlanders at Eden Park on Friday. There are only three changes from the team that prevailed over the Sunwolves before the break for the bye, which means the bench will include four All Blacks to add real […]

Kane Barrett

Barrett captained Taranaki during the 2013 ITM Cup and earned three caps for the Blues over the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He competed for the openside flanker position with Luke Braid and Brendon O’Connor, but also had the ability to cover six and lock. The older brother of All Black first five-eighths Beauden, Kane was […]

13 Mar 2019

BLU v HIG Boot Drive

When we return to Eden Park on Friday, 22 March to take on the Highlanders, we’re holding a boot drive. Together with BNZ, major partner of the Blues and Best Foot Forward, we’ll be collecting pre-loved rugby boots at the game. For each pair of rugby boots you donate, you’ll get one free kids Bronze (GA) […]

Jackson Willison

Jackson Willison was an experienced midfield back with a reputation for solid defence. He joined the Blues in 2013 with five seasons of Super Rugby under his belt and a championship with the Chiefs in 2012. He constantly sets high standards for himself and the team. He’s known as a hard worker and a great […]

07 Mar 2019

Key players return, Harbour stars start

The Blues welcome two long term injured players to add spark to the team to take on the Sunwolves at QBE Stadium in North Harbour on Saturday. Loose forward Blake Gibson will make his first appearance, starting on the openside flank after being sidelined with long term injury. His return allows All Black Dalton Papalii […]