An accomplished second five-eighths, Jamie Helleur played nine games for the Blues in his debut season in 2009. He then moved overseas to play rugby in Portugal before returning to bolster the midfield stocks for Auckland in the 2010 ITM Cup. Helleur also debuted for Samoa in 2010 and previously represented NZ Universities.
25 Jun 2018
The Blues recently warmly welcomed its latest debutant in 20-year-old loose forward Sione Havili, Blues No 288. Joining in that greeting was Blues No 116, Jerome Kaino, who had a similar reception as a fresh-faced 20-year-old back in 2004. In two weeks, Kaino will complete his 15-year journey with the Blues where – injury aside […]
Jimmy Gopperth joined the Blues in 2009 after four years with Wellington and the Hurricanes. Jimmy was known as an accomplished first five-eighths and quality goalkicker. He captained North Harbour in the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup, and his leadership skills were an invaluable asset to the Blues. He and Tasesa Lavea jostled for the […]
21 Jun 2018
On Friday 29 June the Blues take on the Reds at Eden Park. It’ll be a big night for our legendary # 6, Blues player number 116, Jerome Kaino. 14 years after his debut on Eden Park against the Reds as a fresh faced 20 year old in 2004, he will play his 137th match for […]
The Northland flanker made his professional debut with Auckland in 2008, before moving to Northland in 2010 for the national provincial competition. He made five appearances for the Blues, before moving to Japan to play for the NEC Green Rockets and then to Italy to represent Benetton Rugby Treviso.
Paul Williams was an exciting fullback whose straight running and solid defence earned him a regular starting spot in the Blues XV in 2009. With Rene Ranger, Joe Rokocoko, Isaia Toeava and Rudi Wulf occupying the wing/fullback duties in 2010, Williams saw little game time for the Blues but did impress in his regular cameos […]
06 Jun 2018
Exciting winger Tumua Manu has more than seized his chance of playing for the Blues. He’s played four Super Rugby games and has scored a try in three of those games. Tumua, who stands 1.83m and 97kgs, is a former Samoan age representative who decided to try his chances in New Zealand Rugby in 2015. He […]
01 Jun 2018
All Blacks and Blues midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of rugby for several weeks with a knee injury. Williams aggravated an old knee injury this week and Blues medical staff said an x-ray on Thursday showed a loose piece of bone in his knee joint. He will undergo keyhole surgery today in […]
Before his season was cut short through injury, Chris Lowrey received the Blues’ Rookie of the Year award in 2009. Further illness and injury, coupled with Viliami Ma’afu establishing himself as the first choice number 8, curtailed Chris’ progress with the Blues in 2010 but he rediscovered his form in 2011, stepping up in the […]
Strongman Bronson Murray was an experienced campaigner with 63 caps for Northland when he made his debut and played his only season for the Blues in 2008. In 2009 he moved south to play for the Crusaders, and then joined the Highlanders for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby competition. The Taniwha stalwart switched to tighthead […]