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.
04 Apr 2019
The Blues have named virtually an unchanged side to host the Waratahs in their third straight home game at Eden Park on Saturday. The pre-season star performer, Caleb Clarke, returns from injury to replace suspended Tanielu Tele’a on the wing, while Josh Goodhue has recovered from a shoulder injury to return at lock. Goodhue’s return […]
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 […]
07 Oct 2019
The Blues Chairman, Don Mackinnon today announced that New South Wales and Waratahs CEO, Andrew Hore will take up the appointment as the chief executive of the club. Hore, 47, originally from Canterbury, was previously CEO of Ospreys Rugby Club in Wales and before then, was High Performance Manager for New Zealand Rugby. He has […]
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 […]
03 Apr 2019
Captains unite – Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Blues Co-Captains Patrick Tuipulotu and Blake Gibson.
Strongman Bronson Murray was an experienced campaigner with 63 caps for Northland when he made his debut and played his only season for the Blues in 2008. In 2009 he moved south to play for the Crusaders, and then joined the Highlanders for the 2011 Investec Super Rugby competition. The Taniwha stalwart switched to tighthead […]
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 […]
28 Mar 2019
A powerful display off the bench last week has earned All Black Patrick Tuipulotu a start for the Blues in their Super Rugby clash against the Stormers at Eden Park on Saturday. Tuipulotu, who announced he is returning for the Blues and New Zealand Rugby next year, is one of only two changes to the […]
28 Mar 2019
The Blues and New Zealand Rugby have landed two key player signatures with All Blacks Dalton Papalii and Patrick Tuipulotu committing their immediate futures to the Super Rugby side and NZR. Twenty-one-year-old loose forward Papalii, who made his All Blacks Test debut on the Northern Tour last year, has extended his stay at the Blues […]