26 Apr 2019

Popular Northland captain to head overseas

Blues and Northland hooker Matt Moulds will take his rugby talents to the northern hemisphere to join Worcester for their next season. The 27-year-old, who has captained Northland for the last three years, has been part of the Blues since his debut in 2015. Moulds has chalked up 30 games for the Blues and been […]

Mathew Luamanu

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. […]

18 Apr 2019

Unchanged Blues focus on fitting reward for talisman Parsons

Irrepressible hooker James Parsons is set to become just the sixth Blues player to earn 100 caps for his club when they take on the Highlanders in the Investec Super Rugby clash in Dunedin on Saturday. Parsons, 32, has been named to start in what will be his 100thcap for the club and 98thin Super […]

Toby Morland

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 […]

11 Apr 2019

All Blacks return to take on Chiefs

All Black props Karl Tu’inukuafe and Ofa Tuungafasi return to the starting line-up for Saturday’s clash against Investec Super Rugby neighbours, the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday. It will be just their second start together this season, after the pair has performed strongly off the bench. This allows Alex Hodgman and Sione Mafileo, who have […]

Sherwin Stowers

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 […]

09 Apr 2019

Super 7 extend their stay

Seven Blues players, with 218 Super caps between them, will extend their stay at the club. The Super Seven comprise James Parsons, TJ Faiane, Sione Mafileo, Otere Black, Tom Robinson and Stephen Perofeta, who will continue at the Blues until 2021, while young star Caleb Clarke has signed until 2022. “This is a core group […]

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 […]

04 Apr 2019

virtually unchanged side to host Waratahs

The Blues have named virtually an unchanged side to host the Waratahs in their third straight home game at Eden Park on Saturday. The pre-season star performer, Caleb Clarke, returns from injury to replace suspended Tanielu Tele’a on the wing, while Josh Goodhue has recovered from a shoulder injury to return at lock. Goodhue’s return […]

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.