15 Jan 2020

RuFIT 12 week program seeks recruits

Are you a fan of professional rugby? Did you make a new year resolution to get fit? We’re looking for male rugby fans age 30-65 to take part in a FREE healthy lifestyle programme called RuFIT. RuFIT is a 12-week healthy lifestyle program run by NIHI and the University of Auckland. ‘We’re proud to support […]

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 […]

14 Nov 2019

Blues Under 17’s selected for 2020

The Blues have today confirmed their Under 17 representative selections for the 2020 season. Blues Talent Identification and Development Manager, Shane King said “It was once again very difficult task selecting the group but we believe the boys selected have demonstrated both the physical qualities and the personal characteristics to potentially play at the next level” […]

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 Nov 2019

Hard work edict for Blues 2020 squad

There will be no new age approach for the Blues for the 2020 Investec Super Rugby competition. Head Coach Leon MacDonald said his 40-strong squad will follow a philosophy of hard work on and off the field if they are to realise their expectations this season. While the likes of high-profile players Sonny Bill Williams, […]

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.

10 Nov 2019

Outstanding young English prospect to spend season with the Blues

The Blues have today announced that England international Joe Marchant will play the 2020 Investec Super Rugby competition for the club. The 23-year-old back has recently signed a long-term extension with the Harlequins club that includes a sabbatical leave that will enable him to experience a long-held ambition to play for a New Zealand team […]

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 […]

29 Oct 2019

World-First Eden Park Double Header

The Vodafone Warriors and the Blues have today united the once-deeply-divided codes by jointly announcing what is believed to be a world-first rugby league-rugby union blockbuster double header to be played at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday, March 21 next year. The mouth-watering back-to-back games will not only bring the NRL and Super Rugby […]

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 […]