Tamati Ellison made his debut for the Blues as an injury replacement in 2005, playing just one game for the franchise before rejoining the Hurricanes in 2006 where he played for five years. In 2006, Ellison was a member of the New Zealand Sevens team that won gold at the Commonwealth Games. In 2007 he captained […]
14 Feb 2018
That’s the message from yesterday’s Investec Super Rugby 2018 launch as a new format, new jerseys and plenty of fresh talent are set to come together for a season of fast-paced action, kicking off in New Zealand when the Highlanders host the Blues in Dunedin next weekend. The 2018 season was officially launched in Auckland […]
The Samoan international earned 10 caps for his national side between 2003 and 2006, earning a spot in the 2003 Rugby World Cup in the process. John played for Northland in 2006, before moving on to Edinburgh Rugby, Bourgoin ASM Clermont Auvergne and FC Grenoble.
12 Feb 2018
Head coach Tana Umaga was delighted with the contribution of his young players, and how the experienced players stood up in claiming the Brisbane Global Tens title. The Blues came from behind with two tries in the final three minutes to grab a 10-7 win over the Hurricanes on a wet second day of the […]
The one-cap Blues hooker made his name at a provincial level, playing for North Harbour from 2004 to 2007.
He made two appearances for the All Blacks and while they weren’t tests, Davis made a strong showing in representative sides like the New Zealand Colts in 1996. He started his Super Rugby career with the Hurricanes that same year, followed by time with the Chiefs and then one season with the Blues in 2005. […]
06 Feb 2018
All Blacks Akira Ioane and George Moala join guest star Carlos Spencer in the Blues team to contest the Brisbane Global 10s tournament this Friday and Saturday. The 22-strong squad, announced today by coach Tana Umaga, also includes teenage talent Caleb Clarke, who returns after playing for the All Blacks Sevens team in the World […]
A young Nick Williams made such an impact in his debut season for North Harbour’s NPC team with his rampaging runs, that his Blues selection was inevitable. Williams went on to establish himself as a key player in the Blues’ number eight jersey, racking up 37 caps in his four years with the franchise. At […]
Powerful prop Taufa’ao Filise grew up in Tonga and went to Tupou College in Nuku’alofa. In 2000, he joined Bay of Plenty and was signed by the Blues for one season in 2005. In 2007, Taufa’ao joined former Blues captain Xavier Rush at the Cardiff Blues. Filise also made 29 appearances for Tonga and was […]