07 Oct 2019
The Blues Chairman, Don Mackinnon today announced that New South Wales and Waratahs CEO, Andrew Hore will take up the appointment as the chief executive of the club. Hore, 47, originally from Canterbury, was previously CEO of Ospreys Rugby Club in Wales and before then, was High Performance Manager for New Zealand Rugby. He has […]
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 […]
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 […]
Six years after making his provincial debut, number 8 Viliami Ma’afu was finally selected for his debut season of Super Rugby after an impressive couple of seasons with North Harbour. Ma’afu was awarded the 2009 North Harbour Player of the Year and is a triple international – having represented Tonga in tennis and golf as […]
03 Apr 2019
Captains unite – Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Blues Co-Captains Patrick Tuipulotu and Blake Gibson.
28 Mar 2019
A powerful display off the bench last week has earned All Black Patrick Tuipulotu a start for the Blues in their Super Rugby clash against the Stormers at Eden Park on Saturday. Tuipulotu, who announced he is returning for the Blues and New Zealand Rugby next year, is one of only two changes to the […]
One of three players picked up in the draft by the Blues in 2010, Serge Lilo was an unrelenting, direct and accurate openside flanker who previously played for the Chiefs and Hurricanes. He was renowned for his uncompromising defence and tenacity at the breakdown. Lilo returned to the Hurricanes for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby […]
Stephen Brett joined the Blues for the 2010 season after being picked up in the draft from the Crusaders. A leading figure in Canterbury’s three successive provincial Championships from 2007-10, Brett signed for Auckland as well as the Blues for 2011. Brett has also played for the Junior All Blacks and New Zealand Maori.
28 Mar 2019
The Blues and New Zealand Rugby have landed two key player signatures with All Blacks Dalton Papalii and Patrick Tuipulotu committing their immediate futures to the Super Rugby side and NZR. Twenty-one-year-old loose forward Papalii, who made his All Blacks Test debut on the Northern Tour last year, has extended his stay at the Blues […]
20 Mar 2019
The coaching staff at the Blues have rewarded good form in naming their starting line-up to host the Highlanders at Eden Park on Friday. There are only three changes from the team that prevailed over the Sunwolves before the break for the bye, which means the bench will include four All Blacks to add real […]