13 Mar 2019
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) […]
David Raikuna joined the Blues for his first and only season of Super Rugby in 2012. At 24, he reached national honours as a member of the New Zealand Sevens team, and had the ability to cover centre, wing and fullback. Raikuna started his representative career with Counties-Manukau before moving to North Harbour in 2011.
07 Mar 2019
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 […]
The flanker has NZ Under-20 experience, from the 2010 World Cup, and earned his first cap for the Maori All Blacks in 2014. Sean came in to the Blues environment for two seasons before moving down to the Chiefs.
27 Feb 2019
Our game against the Sunwolves on 9thMarch, sees the Blues return to QBE Stadium after a 2-year hiatus. To celebrate our return, we’re offering all children 13 years and under, a free Bronze (GA) ticket to the match. It’s going to be an epic night for kids. Harbour Rugby and Marist Rugby Club have teamed up […]
A raw and powerful number 8, Mathew Luamanu had a superb season with North Harbour in 2011 and was rewarded with his first Super Rugby contract. A product of St Patricks College Silverstream, Luamanu played representative rugby for Wellington from Under-16 through to the Under-21 level and represented New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Under-20s. […]
21 Feb 2019
After coming off the bench in the season opener, the Blues welcome three All Blacks into its starting line-up to take on the Sharks in Durban on Sunday (NZ time). Props Ofa Tuungafasi and Karl Tu’inukuafe join Sonny Bill Williams in the run-on side for the second round of the Investec Super Rugby, following their […]
Toby Morland first made his Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders in 2004 and racked up 23 caps before being drafted to the Chiefs in 2009 where he appeared in the final against the Bulls. The halfback joined the Blues for one season in 2011. The 27-year-old then shifted to Ireland on a short term […]
01 Mar 2019
The Blues have named a strong combination to take on the Jaguares at Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZ time). Coach Leon Macdonald is looking for a more accurate and physical performance from his side after the loss to the Sharks in Durban last week. “We trained very well last week and spoke about our accuracy […]
New Zealand Sevens gold-medallist Sherwin Stowers turned down the Chiefs and Highlanders to come home and join the Blues for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby competition. The De La Salle College graduate came through Auckland Rugby Union’s Pro Sport education programme and High Performance Academy before joining Counties-Manukau in 2008. Stowers also represented New Zealand […]