14 Mar 2018

Q&A: Josh Goodhue

Schooled at MAGS and now playing his provincial rugby in his native Northland, Josh Goodhue adds to the solid depth in the Blues’ second row for his second season of Super Rugby. Who do you flat with in Auckland? All the Northland Taniwha boys, Sam Nock, Kara Pryor, Matt Moulds and Tamati Tua. It’s in […]

14 Mar 2018

Blues A Team vs Hurricanes

While the Blues are in South Africa preparing to play the Stormers this week, the balance of the squad and some of the regions best talent have come together for the Blues A fixture against the Hurricanes Development team in Wellington this Saturday. The A team started the 2018 campaign with a 26-all draw against […]

Onosa’i Auva’a

Onosa’i Auva’a was called into the Blues as a replacement in 2006 and quickly adjusted to the demands of Super 14 rugby. He played for the Blues until 2009, then moved to England to play for the Sale Sharks from 2011 to 2012. He represented New Zealand at Under-19 and Under-21 level, and won gold with […]

Regan Tamihere

Regan Tamihere played a full year of rugby for North Harbour in 2006, the same year he earned his first Blues cap. He was dropped from the provincial side at the end of the same year, prompting Regan to pursue a career in the police force. He returned to rugby in 2011 to play substitute for […]

09 Mar 2018

All Blacks return to take on Lions

The Blues welcome back All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Sonny Bill Williams to their team to take on the Lions at altitude in Johannesburg on Sunday morning (4.15am – NZ Time). Kaino has his first start of the season after coming on as a reserve last week, while Williams returns following a leg injury that […]

06 Mar 2018

MEET THE “DOC”

Meet James McGarvey. He’s the new Blues’ medicine man, stepping into the shoes of the seasoned Stephen Kara, who had 10 years as the club’s doctor. McGarvey is not new to rugby. Far from it. He started back in 2003 as team doctor for (Auckland) Marist, moving to Ponsonby, then to Counties Manukau, Auckland and […]

Brent Ward

After three campaigns of sterling service to the Hurricanes between 2003-2005, Auckland born Brent Ward returned home in 2006 to play his one and only season for the Blues. A stalwart of the Auckland NPC team, he was the leading points scorer in the 2005 NPC with 137 points, and he brought up 500 first […]

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.