01 Jun 2018

Sonny Bill Williams has Knee Surgery

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 […]

31 May 2018

LINE-UP: Blues vs Rebels at Eden Park this Saturday

The Blues welcome back prop Alex Hodgman to the starting line-up for Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Rebels at Eden Park at the earlier time of 5.15pm. Hodgman is back after a wrist injury which has sidelined him for nine games. The other change in the pack sees Northland captain Matt Moulds make […]

David Smith

Crowd favourite David Smith was initially drafted into the Hurricanes squad in 2007 after lighting up the Air New Zealand Cup with Auckland in 2006, scoring six tries in eleven appearances in his debut season. The speedster returned home to make his debut for the Blues in 2008 and made five appearances, but he signed […]

12 Jun 2018

Mahurangi to host Backyard Battle

Rugby fans will get a chance to check out all of the talent in the Blues region with a special game of three-30s at Warkworth later this month. The Blues along with the provincial teams from Northland, North Harbour and Auckland, will take part in a special Backyard Battle at Mahurangi Rugby Club on Wednesday […]

Bryn Evans

Bryn Evans was selected for his debut season with the Blues in 2008 after a consistent campaign with Hawke’s Bay in the Air New Zealand Cup. He then joined the Hurricanes in 2009 where he earned 11 caps including three in the starting XV. This brought him selection in the New Zealand Juniors to play in […]

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 […]

30 May 2018

Barfoot & Thompson back Little Blues on Eden Park

The Little Blues are back – with a helping hand from foundation Blues sponsor, Barfoot & Thompson. With our special family theme to the Investec Super game against the Rebels, it was the ideal time to bring back a Little Blues Rugby tournament prior to the Blues match against the Rebels. Four teams from the […]

28 May 2018

What’s in a name? 

New Zealand Rugby and the Investec Super Rugby clubs, the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders are encouraging fans, supporters and each other to learn the correct way to say people’s names. With teams based in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina and Japan and matches being played those five countries as well as Fiji […]

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 […]

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 […]