George Pisi

Although George Pisi was a member of the Blues for five years from 2006-10, the gifted footballer only managed to rack up 18 caps as numerous injuries curtailed the promising fullback’s true potential. After missing the majority of the 2009 Rebel Sport Super 14 season through injury, the versatile back only managed three matches in […]

14 May 2018

BLUES AND BNZ GIFT BOOTS

Blues players and staff volunteers from BNZ enjoyed a busy afternoon as they ensured some 600 pairs of used rugby boots were made fit for new owners. It is part of the Blues Best Foot Forward program which, in association with major partner BNZ, re-purposes used boots donated by the public. The boots were cleaned […]

Onosa’i Auva’a

Onosa’i Auva’a was called into the Blues as a replacement in 2006 and quickly adjusted to the demands of Super 14 rugby. He played for the Blues until 2009, then moved to England to play for the Sale Sharks from 2011 to 2012. He represented New Zealand at Under-19 and Under-21 level, and won gold with […]

09 May 2018

Ofa & SBW back in Blues to play Hurricanes

Fresh from re-signing with the Blues for another three years, prop Ofa Tuungafasi returns to the front row to play the Hurricanes at Eden Park on Friday night. He is joined by fellow All Black Sonny Bill Williams in making a return to the Blues starting line-up – Tuungafasi having missed three games and Williams […]

Regan Tamihere

Regan Tamihere played a full year of rugby for North Harbour in 2006, the same year he earned his first Blues cap. He was dropped from the provincial side at the end of the same year, prompting Regan to pursue a career in the police force. He returned to rugby in 2011 to play substitute for […]

09 May 2018

Blues stars of the future in NZ U20s

The five young players who trained with the Blues under the ITC (Interim Training Contract) programme this season have been named in the New Zealand Under-20 team to contest the World Rugby Championship this month. Harry Plummer, Robb Cobb, Waimana Riedlinger-Kapa, Hoskins Sotutu and Tanielu Tele’a were named in the 28-strong New Zealand side to […]

Brent Ward

After three campaigns of sterling service to the Hurricanes between 2003-2005, Auckland born Brent Ward returned home in 2006 to play his one and only season for the Blues. A stalwart of the Auckland NPC team, he was the leading points scorer in the 2005 NPC with 137 points, and he brought up 500 first […]

Junior Poluleuligaga

Halfback Junior Poluleuligaga began his career with North Harbour and in 2006 was selected in the Blues squad. In 2007 he played for Samoa in the Pacific Nations Cup, and later that year in the Rugby World Cup in France. He spent a short time with French Club RC Toulon, then Harlequins in Europe. In 2009 […]

Tim Dow

A very mobile player for a hooker, Dow’s selection in the Blues in 2006 came after yet another good season for Northland in the NPC. Dow had a knack of scoring tries, and learned much from training alongside Keven Mealamu and being coached by former international hooker and Blues coach at the time, David Nucifora.