09 Mar 2018

All Blacks return to take on Lions

The Blues welcome back All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Sonny Bill Williams to their team to take on the Lions at altitude in Johannesburg on Sunday morning (4.15am – NZ Time). Kaino has his first start of the season after coming on as a reserve last week, while Williams returns following a leg injury that […]

Tom McCartney

Tom McCartney was a consistent performer for the Blues since he made his debut for the club in 2008. McCartney sacrificed himself for the squad last season and shifted to loosehead prop in the absence of Tony Woodcock, however he did transition back to hooker in 2014. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Freak’ for his impressive strength and […]

Benson Stanley

Benson Stanley was actually born in New South Wales in Australia, but moved to play his rugby in New Zealand. Stanley earned a Bachelor of Commerce before moving to concentrate on his rugby. After a promising debut season for the Blues in 2008, Stanley tore his hamstring off the bone in the Blues’ first match […]

06 Mar 2018

MEET THE “DOC”

Meet James McGarvey. He’s the new Blues’ medicine man, stepping into the shoes of the seasoned Stephen Kara, who had 10 years as the club’s doctor. McGarvey is not new to rugby. Far from it. He started back in 2003 as team doctor for (Auckland) Marist, moving to Ponsonby, then to Counties Manukau, Auckland and […]

Danny Lee

Danny Lee brought a wealth of experience to the Blues when he joined the team in 2008. The 34-year-old had previously played for the Hurricanes, Chiefs and Highlanders and was a key influence in Hawke’s Bay’s meritorious Air New Zealand Cup campaign in 2007. Lee played two tests for the All Blacks in 2002 and his […]

Nick Evans

A graduate of Westlake Boys High School on the North Shore, Nick Evans played for North Harbour from 2002-04 and transferred to Otago for the 2005 season after two years of being drafted into the Highlanders. He returned home to play for the Blues in 2008, and the deceptively quick All Black added genuine world […]

Taniela Moa

At his peak for the Blues from 2007-08, Taniela Moa was rightly regarded as one of the top halfbacks in New Zealand and came extremely close to being selected for the All Blacks after being drafted into the squad to cover for injuries in 2008. He previously played for the New Zealand Secondary Schools and […]

02 Mar 2018

Big Day Out for Blues at Shadbolt Park

Saturday sees a big doubleheader for the club when the Blues Under 20s and A teams will play at Shadbolt Park, home of the Suburbs rugby club. Sponsored by Westie Pies, the Under 20s will be the curtainraiser against the Hurricanes Under 20s and have a side riddled with young talent, most of it not long […]