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.
14 Feb 2019
While just 23 years of age, outstanding No8 Akira Ioane will celebrate his 50thgame for the Blues in Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby opener against the Crusaders at Eden Park. Ioane has showed his resilience in amassing 48 Super games and the memorable win over the Lions, playing in every Super game for the Blues over […]
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 […]
11 Feb 2019
Global leaders in sports GPS performance tracking, STATSports partner with the Blues. The Blues squad will begin work with the revolutionary STATSports technology immediately. The high-resolution units measure physical metrics including distance, speed, acceleration, deceleration, high-speed running, load, and heart rate in training and game day. And, vitally, will allow the club’s fitness department to […]
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 […]
04 Feb 2019
Do you love sitting on your favourite seat to watch Blues games? Now you can bring that seat to the game and enjoy the atmosphere of watching your team live at the home of rugby, Eden Park. The Blues and Eden Park have teamed up to bring you the BYO Seat Zone. Around 300 seats […]
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 […]
01 Feb 2019
There is, what all Blues fans hope, will be an unexpected bonus at the end of the Super Rugby season. The Blues Club membership for fans to watch all eight home round robin games in the 2019 season is already great value from $169 for adults and only $59 for kids. While the team is […]
01 Feb 2019
Highly respected sports director Don Mackinnon is the new Independent Chair of the Board of the Blues Super Rugby club. Mr Mackinnon takes over from Tony Carter, who has been in the role since the Blues became a standalone organisation in 2013. Mr Carter, who announced his intention to stand down in the middle of […]