27 Jun 2019

Former St Kents pivot to join in 2020

Tasman and Hurricanes halfback Finlay Christie will move back home to play for the Blues starting from the 2020 Investec Super Rugby season. The 23-year-old, who is the back-up to TJ Perenara at the Hurricanes this year, has signed with the Blues for two years, joining Jonathan Ruru and Sam Nock who have both extended […]

Brendon O’Connor

Brendon O’Connor was an intelligent loose forward and former New Zealand U20s representative who excelled at the Blues. O’Connor was a member of the Blues squad that played against France in 2013, which did not contribute to his total Super Rugby caps. He won the 2015 Blues’ MVP award as well as the Players’ Player […]

28 Nov 2019

Carroll gets Blues call-up

Mount Maunganui lock Aaron Carroll has been added to the Blues roster for the 2020 Investec Super Rugby competition. Carroll, 26, comes in for fellow Bay of Plenty lock Baden Wardlaw who withdrew on medical grounds and has retired. Carroll played on loan for Thames Valley in 2017 before selection to the Bay of Plenty […]

Culum Retallick

He was a mobile lineout forward with a strong running game. Culum, cousin of All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick, wais known for his ability to execute at the set piece and as a hardworking leader in the team. Culum was a member of the Blues squad that played against France in 2013, which did not […]

21 Nov 2019

New rookie Super Rugby dream shattered

Bay of Plenty lock Baden Wardlaw has announced his immediate retirement from rugby because of an historic medical condition. The 29-year-old had realised his lifelong dream when he was named in the Blues team for the upcoming Investec Super Rugby season. However, medical checks showed that he has three fused vertebrae in his neck, and […]

Chris Noakes

Chris Noakes surprised many people with his strong performances and brilliant ability to drive the football team around the park in just his first season with the Blues in 2013. He had neck surgery at the end of the 2013 Blues season and missed Bay of Plenty’s ITM Cup campaign and has previously played Super […]

19 Jun 2019

Blues Honour Season Standouts

After two years sidelined with knee reconstructions, midfielder TJ Faiane has been honoured as the Blues Most Valuable Player at the annual awards function. Faiane made an outstanding return to Super Rugby this year, starting in all-but the final match of the season, and playing in all 80 minutes in most games. It follows his […]

Frank Halai

A fast and powerful weapon on attack, Frank returned to the Blues in 2015 ready to again cut through defensive lines. As a former NZ Sevens superstar Frank was known for his try scoring and ability to beat defenders, which saw him awarded his first All Black cap in 2013. Frank was a member of […]

13 Jun 2019

Blues against Blues in France

Blues pit themselves against Blues when some noted alumni face off in the Top 14 Final in French rugby at a sold-out Stade de France this weekend. George Moala, who played 74 games for the Blues, was the standout player for Clermont Auverge in their semifinal 33-13 win over Lyon.He is joined by 61-cap Blues […]

Albert Nikoro

Albert earned five caps for the Blues between 2012 and 2014, before signing on with the Western Force in 2015. The exciting youngster showed glimpses of his potential against the Reds in 2913 with a strong running game and a superb 55-metre goal kick, before an ACL injury ruled him out of action for six […]