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.
02 Oct 2018
20 Feb 2020
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 […]
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.
21 Jan 2016
Terms and Conditions The promoter is Blues Limited Partnership (‘’The Blues’’) The promotion period is 8.30am Monday 18th January until 5pm Thursday 25th February 2016. To enter the Trip to Wellington Promotion (‘Promotion’), entrants must purchase a Blues 3-game membership package (‘Membership Package’) before 5pm on 25th February 2016 and type in the code “NIB” […]
21 Feb 2020
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 […]
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 […]
22 Dec 2015
BOARD Don Mackinnon Chairman Richard Dellabarca Board member Andy Roberts Board member John Hart Board member Sam Lotu-Iiga Board member Grant Graham Board member Stuart Mather Board member CHIEF EXECUTIVE Andrew Hore COACHES Leon MacDonald Head Coach Tom Coventry Assistant Coach – Forwards Daniel Halangahu Skills & Backs Coach Ben Afeaki Scrum Coach HIGH PERFORMANCE […]
03 Jul 2020
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 […]
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 […]