23 Aug 2019
Early next season Gerard Cowley-Tuioti and Matt Duffie are in line to earn their 50th cap for the Blues, after both deciding to extend their stay at the club next season Since joining the club in 2016 Gerard and Matt have become key contributors for the club. Cowley-Tuioti played in all-but two games in 2018 and in 2019, and […]
Gareth Anscombe made an impressive debut for the Blues in 2012 after being involved in the Blues wider training squad in 2011. After his first season with the Blues, Anscombe was released to join the Chiefs from 2013 and 2014 before moving to Wales to pursue his heritage, playing for his mother’s country of birth. […]
22 Aug 2019
The All Blacks Sevens’ quest for Olympic gold in Tokyo next year has been given a major boost, with exciting young Blues winger Caleb Clarke set to join the 2020 Tokyo Olympic campaign. Clarke (Blues, Auckland) will be joined by , Etene Nanai-Seturo (Chiefs, Counties Manukau), Salesi Rayasi (Hurricanes, Auckland) and Scott Gregory (Highlanders, Northland) […]
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.
12 Jul 2019
Two-time World Rugby Player of the Year, All Blacks first five-eighth Beauden Barrett, has announced a new deal with New Zealand Rugby (NZR), which will see him stay in New Zealand through to the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Barrett also today confirmed that not only will he stay with NZR for a further four years, […]
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.
10 Jul 2019
50 players from 16 different schools throughout the Blues region have assembled in Auckland. Talent Identification and Development Manager for The Blues, Shane King has been impressed with what he’s seen so far “ (It’s) a quality group of young men from across the region, they have come together well, enjoyed each other’s company and […]
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. […]
03 Jul 2019
Five players who were part of the Blues environment this season have been named in the New Zealand Maoris for home and away clashes against Fiji this month. They include Marcel Renata, No 8 Akira Ioane, halfback Jonathan Ruru, first-five Otere Black as well as Northland and Blues Injury Replacement Player Ross Wright (prop). The […]
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 […]