Taufa’ao Filise

Powerful prop Taufa’ao Filise grew up in Tonga and went to Tupou College in Nuku’alofa. In 2000, he joined Bay of Plenty and was signed by the Blues for one season in 2005. In 2007, Taufa’ao joined former Blues captain Xavier Rush at the Cardiff Blues. Filise also made 29 appearances for Tonga and was […]

17 Aug 2017

Young locks locked-down until 2019

Two young locks will jump to new heights in the Mitre-10 Cup competition that kicks off this week after signing extended Super Rugby contracts with the Blues. Auckland’s Scott Scrafton and North Harbour’s Gerard Cowley-Tuioti have signed with the Blues until 2019, after both enjoyed outstanding performances in Super Rugby this year. Cowley-Tuioti, 25, played […]

Saimone Taumoepeau

Saimone Taumoepeau turned his Auckland NPC jersey into an All Blacks jersey in just a few months and was the sole member of the 2004 end of year All Blacks squad to have played no Rebel Sport Super 12 rugby. Taumoepeau became known as one of the more mobile props in Super 14. His support […]

Craig McGrath

Craig McGrath captained the Blues’ Development team before making the squad in 2004, earning three caps for the side. He was selected to play for the New Zealand Maori that same year, after first making the side in 1999. He was then recruited to play for Coventry RUFC in England, followed by a sting with […]

Billy Fulton

Billy Fulton gained representative honours with the New Zealand Under-19, the NZ Maori and the NZ Maori Colts while living in New Zealand. He was also selected for one season with the Blues in 2004, making four appearances. Prior to the Blues, Fulton played for the Highlanders and the Crusaders. The halfback was then recruited […]

11 Aug 2017

Hurricanes Hooker joins the Blues

Former New Zealand Under-20 captain and Maori All Black hooker Leni Apisai will play for the Blues in the Investec Super Rugby competition until 2019. The 21-year-old, who will play for Wellington in the Mitre 10 Cup, has been a member of the Hurricanes since 2016. Apisai played for the New Zealand Schools in 2013, […]

Nathan Kemp

The St Peter’s College First XV graduate first gained national honours in age-group and national secondary schools rugby. Kemp was then selected for the New Zealand Maori Colts and New Zealand Barbarians, earning the hooker a spot in the Blues Development team and then the Blues squad in 2004. He then moved south to play […]

22 Sep 2017

2017 FUTURE BLUES FINALS DAY DRAW, brought to you by nib

  Saturday 23 September Marist Old Boys Rugby Club. Mt Wellington War Memorial Reserve, 20-50 Dunkirk Road, Panmure.  

Bryce Williams

A regular starter for Auckland in the Air New Zealand Cup from 2002-2003, Bryce Williams earned the Crusaders call-up in 2003 on the back of a strong campaign for the NPC winners where he featured in eight of the side’s 10 matches. A product of the Suburbs club, Williams had also been called up to […]