29 Nov 2017

Blues Train Future Prospects

Last Saturday, our Elite Apprenticeship group came together at Blues HQ. This group included leading players from our Under 18 and Under 20 squads. Our NZ U20 training squad members, who had a mental skills session earlier in the week, were joined by their younger counterparts to share valuable experiences and assist with building individual […]

20 Nov 2017

Blues U17 Squad Announced for 2018

Image: 2017 Blues Under 17 Development Squad training at Alexandra Park, Auckland. We’re pleased to announce the under 17 players who have been identified as players with future potential and selected for the 2018 Blues Under 17 Development Squad. Blues High Performance Manager Tony Hanks led a team of talent identification staff from Northland, North […]

Junior Poluleuligaga

Halfback Junior Poluleuligaga began his career with North Harbour and in 2006 was selected in the Blues squad. In 2007 he played for Samoa in the Pacific Nations Cup, and later that year in the Rugby World Cup in France. He spent a short time with French Club RC Toulon, then Harlequins in Europe. In 2009 […]

Tim Dow

A very mobile player for a hooker, Dow’s selection in the Blues in 2006 came after yet another good season for Northland in the NPC. Dow had a knack of scoring tries, and learned much from training alongside Keven Mealamu and being coached by former international hooker and Blues coach at the time, David Nucifora.

14 Nov 2017

BNZ Gives #BluesBFF The Thumbs Up

The Blues’ ‘Best Foot Forward’ boot recycling initiative launched earlier this year is being given a kick along by BNZ. The bank has become a major partner of the community programme to collect pre-loved boots for re-distribution to worthy recipients at clubs and schools in the Blues’ region. BNZ stores will become the main collection […]

02 Nov 2017

Spencer back in blue for Brisbane Tens

Three-time Super Rugby title winner Carlos Spencer will play for the Blues at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens at Suncorp Stadium in February. Described by some as one of the most precocious talents to grace a rugby field, Spencer played 96 games for the Blues between 1996 and 2005, and was instrumental in the club […]

Vili Waqaseduadua

The New Zealand Sevens representative had the ability to scythe through the narrowest of gaps, but with Doug Howlett, Joe Rokocoko, Rudi Wulf and Anthony Tuitavake all ahead of him in the pecking order at the Blues, Waqaseduadua had limited opportunities to show his worth. In 2007 the Highlanders recruited him, and in 2008 the Chiefs picked […]

Anthony Tuitavake

After a season with the Highlanders in 2005, Tuitavake joined the Blues in 2006 and went on to establish himself as a standout performer over his five years in a Blues jersey. His rich form in 2008 was rewarded when the All Black selectors picked him to debut against Ireland. Tuitavake then went on to […]

01 Nov 2017

Mix of proven & prospects for 2018

The Blues have secured some exciting new additions to boost a settled core of proven performers for their 2018 Investec Super Rugby Championship campaign. Ten current or former All Blacks are joined by some impressive 2017 Blues players to form the nucleus of the side for 2018. The Blues have also rewarded a number of […]

Kurtis Haiu

2009 was a pivotal year for Kurtis Haiu who came of age as one of New Zealand’s commanding lineout jumpers. With fellow lock Ali Williams ruled out for the entire 2010 campaign because of injury, Haui stepped up another gear to lead by example at the lineout. But for such a large, imposing forward, his […]