Tom McCartney

Tom McCartney was a consistent performer for the Blues since he made his debut for the club in 2008. McCartney sacrificed himself for the squad last season and shifted to loosehead prop in the absence of Tony Woodcock, however he did transition back to hooker in 2014. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Freak’ for his impressive strength and […]

24 May 2018

NZ U20 trio commit to the Blues

The Blues continues to invest in youth for 2019 and beyond after announcing that three members of the New Zealand Under-20s rugby team will play for the club in Super Rugby next year. Harry Plummer, Tanielu Tele’a and Hoskins Sotutu, among the seven players from the Blues region in the New Zealand Under-20 side, have […]

Benson Stanley

Benson Stanley was actually born in New South Wales in Australia, but moved to play his rugby in New Zealand. Stanley earned a Bachelor of Commerce before moving to concentrate on his rugby. After a promising debut season for the Blues in 2008, Stanley tore his hamstring off the bone in the Blues’ first match […]

23 May 2018

Leon MacDonald Excited By Blues Challenge

The 56-Test All Black, and current Tasman coach Leon MacDonald is already excited about his move to the Blues for the 2019 Super Rugby season. Leon was named last week as the assistant coach for the Blues under coach Tana Umaga for 2019. In fact he played for the Crusaders in 2003 Super Rugby final, […]

Danny Lee

Danny Lee brought a wealth of experience to the Blues when he joined the team in 2008. The 34-year-old had previously played for the Hurricanes, Chiefs and Highlanders and was a key influence in Hawke’s Bay’s meritorious Air New Zealand Cup campaign in 2007. Lee played two tests for the All Blacks in 2002 and his […]

Nick Evans

A graduate of Westlake Boys High School on the North Shore, Nick Evans played for North Harbour from 2002-04 and transferred to Otago for the 2005 season after two years of being drafted into the Highlanders. He returned home to play for the Blues in 2008, and the deceptively quick All Black added genuine world […]

23 May 2018

A Big Tick in the Leger – Orbyn Leger

A young man who came into the Blues as a two-week replacement and has now earned five caps as a starter including an eye-catching try. Twenty-one-year-old Orbyn Leger from Counties Manukau has earned his stripes not only with his excellent performances on the park, but his impressive work ethic on the training ground. Leger was […]

19 May 2018

BLUES VS CRUSADERS HIGHLIGHTS – 2018 SUPER RUGBY – ROUND 14

BLUES VS CRUSADERS HIGHLIGHTS – 2018 SUPER RUGBY – ROUND 14

Taniela Moa

At his peak for the Blues from 2007-08, Taniela Moa was rightly regarded as one of the top halfbacks in New Zealand and came extremely close to being selected for the All Blacks after being drafted into the squad to cover for injuries in 2008. He previously played for the New Zealand Secondary Schools and […]

17 May 2018

Line-up to host the Crusaders

The Blues has a more settled and experienced look to its team to take on the Crusaders in the Investec Super Rugby clash at Eden Park on Saturday night. Pauliasi Manu is reunited in the front row with James Parsons and Ofa Tuungafasi, with the trio sporting 213 Super Rugby caps between them. The change […]