Michael Hobbs

Debuting for the Blues in 2009, Michael Hobbs returned to the Blues for the 2012 season after a year with the Highlanders and an extended layoff due to major back surgery. Hobbs debuted for Wellington in the 2008 Air NZ Cup after two years living in Brisbane, contracted to the Queensland Rugby Academy. He is […]

Grayson Hart

The New Zealand U20 representative started his career with the Blues (2008) and Auckland Rugby (2007), using it as a springboard into international rugby. In 2012, Grayson took up a contract with the Waratahs and then Edinburgh. This lead on to an international career with Scotland, thanks to his maternal grandmother who was born in […]

Tevita Mailau

Tevita Mailau faced a baptism of fire in his first match for the Blues against the Bulls in Pretoria in 2009, but being thrust into the cauldron of Loftus Versfeld proved to be the prop’s making as he has went from strength to strength. He performed with distinction for Auckland over the 2009 to 2012 […]

20 Feb 2019

Blues & MIT sign partnership agreement

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.  That’s the culture Manukau Institute of Technology’s School of Sport lives by and the approach MIT is taking into its new partnership with the Blues.  “At tertiary level, there’s no one forcing you to turn up every day. We want to […]

Chris Smylie

A former Otago and Highlanders representative, Auckland-born Chris Smylie returned to North Harbour for the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup and played his third season for the Blues in 2011 after making his debut in 2009. Smylie made his New Zealand Maori debut in 2006 and is a former recipient of the NPC Division One […]

20 Feb 2019

Nanai makes UK move at season’s end.

Blues winger Melani Nanai, 25, has signed a three-year contract to continue his rugby career in UK and will play for the Worcester Warriors in the Gallagher Premiership next season. The elusive-running winger/fullback has earned 48 caps for the Blues since his debut in 2015 and played 35 times for Auckland including in the successful […]

Peter Saili

Peter was a key part of the Blues’ much-vaunted back row, noted for his great work between 2009 and 2015. His younger brother Francis also joined him at the Blues. 

13 Jun 2019

Blues gear up for final challenge

The Blues are determined to finish their Investec Super Rugby season with a flourish against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday. They welcome back All Blacks Rieko Ioane and Patrick Tuipulotu after their final All Blacks stand-down last week in their agonising one-point loss against the Reds. Tuipulotu will join with Scott Scrafton in the […]