Jared Payne

An elusive fullback who played for the New Zealand Under-21 and Schools Sevens teams, Jared Payne was one of eight new players to join the Blues squad for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby competition. Payne first played representative rugby for Waikato and made his made his Super Rugby debut in 2007 with the Chiefs before […]

12 Jun 2018

No break and earlier start for Super Rugby in 2019

An earlier start and no break will make for a significant change to the 2019 Super Rugby competition, announced by SANZAAR. The competition begins on 15 February 2019 with the final on Saturday 6 July, and with no June international window because of the Rugby World Cup in Japan later in the year, Super Rugby […]

Michael Reid

The former North Harbour captain made 48 appearances for North Harbour and one for the Blues, before injury forced an early retirement at age 25. Ruptured tendons were deemed irreparable, even after four seasons or rehabilitation and surgery. Fortunately, the prop had a Bachelor of Commerce degree to utilise after leaving professional sport.

20 Sep 2018

NEW NZR APPOINTED DIRECTORS

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) have appointed former All Black and Auckland Rugby Coach and life-time member of Auckland Rugby John Hart, current New Zealand Rugby Board member Richard Dellabarca and current NZR Rugby Committee member and former government Minister and Cabinet member Sam Lotu-Iiga to the Blues Super Rugby Club Board. The three appointments are […]

12 Jul 2018

Team named for Crusaders v Blues

The Blues will aim to give long-serving star Jerome Kaino a fitting send-off in his final game for the club when they take on the champion Crusaders in his last Investec Super Rugby clash in Christchurch on Saturday. Kaino, who heads to France after the season, will play his 139th game for the Blues on […]

Filo Paulo

Initially named in the Blues Wider Training Group in 2010, Filo Paulo was thrust into the full squad to replace the injured Ali Williams and performed admirably, playing 12 games in his debut season. An extremely physical player and a strong lineout jumper, Paulo played his first season of provincial rugby in 2011 for North […]

05 Jul 2018

Team named for Blues v Hurricanes

Jerome Kaino will become the second most capped Blues player when he starts in Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Wellington. Kaino, who heads to France after the season, will play his 138th game for the Blues on Saturday, to go past Tony Woodcock, and sit second on the all-time Blues list […]

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 Jun 2018

All Blacks return for Jerome’s last home game

The Blues welcome back All Blacks Rieko Ioane and Ofa Tuungafasi for Friday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Reds on Friday at 7.35pm. The match will be Jerome Kaino’s final home game on his beloved Eden Park where he has many of his best and most memorable rugby occasions. Kaino, who made his Super […]

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 […]