13 Jun 2019

Blues against Blues in France

Blues pit themselves against Blues when some noted alumni face off in the Top 14 Final in French rugby at a sold-out Stade de France this weekend. George Moala, who played 74 games for the Blues, was the standout player for Clermont Auverge in their semifinal 33-13 win over Lyon.He is joined by 61-cap Blues […]

Viliami Ma’afu

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 […]

Serge Lilo

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 […]

05 Jun 2019

Blues chase quality performance against Queensland

Players on leave, others with or returning from injury, and form have led to six changes to the Blues team to take on the Queensland Reds in Brisbane on Friday night. All Blacks Rieko Ioane and co-captain Patrick Tuipulotu will sit out their second stand-down game while fellow international Dalton Papalii makes a welcome return […]

29 May 2019

Blues focussed on powerful Friday performance

Buoyed by plenty of positives over the last few weeks, the Blues have named a largely unchanged team for what they hope will be the first in a flourishing final three regular-season games against the Bulls at Eden Park on Friday. Coach Leon MacDonald has retained virtually the same starting line-up that produced an impressive […]

Stephen Brett

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.

21 May 2019

Take a shot at goal & win a SONY prize pack!

Have you always wanted to slot the game winner under lights at Eden Park? Well here’s your last chance for the 2019 season! During half time at the Blues v Bulls on Friday May 31st you could have a shot at the goal for the chance to take home a SONY electronics prize pack containing […]

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 […]

23 May 2019

Blues look to test themselves against Champions

The Blues are excited to test themselves against the best when they travel to Christchurch to take on the Crusaders in their Investec Super Rugby clash on Saturday. Coach Leon MacDonald said while the Blues had played well in their closely-fought loss to the Super Rugby Champions in the opening game, that the Crusaders had […]

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 […]