01 May 2019
The Blues has become the first Super Rugby team to embrace the new global (dot) .rugbyweb domain name, transitioning to its new digital home at www.blues.rugby. As a Top Level Domain .rugbyis the equivalent in internet terms as .com, .net or .org but is exclusive and universal for the sport of rugby, and designed to be used for […]
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 […]
26 Apr 2019
Blues and Northland hooker Matt Moulds will take his rugby talents to the northern hemisphere to join Worcester for their next season. The 27-year-old, who has captained Northland for the last three years, has been part of the Blues since his debut in 2015. Moulds has chalked up 30 games for the Blues and been […]
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 […]
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.
18 Apr 2019
Irrepressible hooker James Parsons is set to become just the sixth Blues player to earn 100 caps for his club when they take on the Highlanders in the Investec Super Rugby clash in Dunedin on Saturday. Parsons, 32, has been named to start in what will be his 100thcap for the club and 98thin Super […]
11 Apr 2019
All Black props Karl Tu’inukuafe and Ofa Tuungafasi return to the starting line-up for Saturday’s clash against Investec Super Rugby neighbours, the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday. It will be just their second start together this season, after the pair has performed strongly off the bench. This allows Alex Hodgman and Sione Mafileo, who have […]
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.
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 […]
09 Apr 2019
Seven Blues players, with 218 Super caps between them, will extend their stay at the club. The Super Seven comprise James Parsons, TJ Faiane, Sione Mafileo, Otere Black, Tom Robinson and Stephen Perofeta, who will continue at the Blues until 2021, while young star Caleb Clarke has signed until 2022. “This is a core group […]