Andrew van der Heijden

Lock Andrew Van der Heijden came into the team in 2009 to provide cover for a growing casualty list and ended up playing three games for the club. Andrew Van der Heijden was schooled at Auckland Grammar School and was a member of the Auckland Academy before being loaned to Counties-Manukau in 2006. He started […]

Tom Chamberlain

Not initially selected in the Blues’ Wider Training Group in 2009, young open side Tom Chamberlain was drafted into the squad to provide cover for a mounting casualty list and ended up playing three games. Chamberlain made the most ruck turnovers of any player in the 2009 Air New Zealand Cup and was rewarded with […]

13 Mar 2019

BLU v HIG Boot Drive

When we return to Eden Park on Friday, 22 March to take on the Highlanders, we’re holding a boot drive. Together with BNZ, major partner of the Blues and Best Foot Forward, we’ll be collecting pre-loved rugby boots at the game. For each pair of rugby boots you donate, you’ll get one free kids Bronze (GA) […]

07 Mar 2019

Key players return, Harbour stars start

The Blues welcome two long term injured players to add spark to the team to take on the Sunwolves at QBE Stadium in North Harbour on Saturday. Loose forward Blake Gibson will make his first appearance, starting on the openside flank after being sidelined with long term injury. His return allows All Black Dalton Papalii […]

Jay Williams

Jay Williams, the younger brother of Blues teammate Ali, played well in the latter part of the 2008 Super 14 as a draft player for the Chiefs. He was selected in the Blues Squad for 2009 and went on to play seven games for the club, but after missing out on selection in 2010 he […]

27 Feb 2019

Kids tickets free for QBE

Our game against the Sunwolves on 9thMarch, sees the Blues return to QBE Stadium after a 2-year hiatus. To celebrate our return, we’re offering all children 13 years and under, a free Bronze (GA) ticket to the match.  It’s going to be an epic night for kids. Harbour Rugby and Marist Rugby Club have teamed up […]

Lachie Munro

Lachie Munro was named in the Blues squad for the first time in 2011, although he had made appearances for the team in both 2009 and 2010. A former New Zealand Sevens and Under-21 representative player, Munro was a gifted footballer with the ability to cover wing, fullback and first five-eighths. He began his rugby […]

21 Feb 2019

Nanai joins Ioane with 50 Super caps

After coming off the bench in the season opener, the Blues welcome three All Blacks into its starting line-up to take on the Sharks in Durban on Sunday (NZ time). Props Ofa Tuungafasi and Karl Tu’inukuafe join Sonny Bill Williams in the run-on side for the second round of the Investec Super Rugby, following their […]

Winston Stanley

Winston is the younger brother of Benson Stanley, proving to be an aggressive tackler and an outstanding provider of quality ball to his outsides. A member of the World Cup winning New Zealand Under-20 side, Stanley made his debut for the Blues in 2009 after being selected in the Wider Training Group. Surgery on both his […]

01 Mar 2019

Strong combination for big test in South America

The Blues have named a strong combination to take on the Jaguares at Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZ time). Coach Leon Macdonald is looking for a more accurate and physical performance from his side after the loss to the Sharks in Durban last week. “We trained very well last week and spoke about our accuracy […]