11 Apr 2019

All Blacks return to take on Chiefs

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 […]

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 […]

09 Apr 2019

Super 7 extend their stay

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 […]

04 Apr 2019

virtually unchanged side to host Waratahs

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 […]

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 […]

07 Oct 2019

Former Ospreys and Waratahs head takes over at Blues

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 […]

Nick Evans

A graduate of Westlake Boys High School on the North Shore, Nick Evans played for North Harbour from 2002-04 and transferred to Otago for the 2005 season after two years of being drafted into the Highlanders. He returned home to play for the Blues in 2008, and the deceptively quick All Black added genuine world […]

Taniela Moa

At his peak for the Blues from 2007-08, Taniela Moa was rightly regarded as one of the top halfbacks in New Zealand and came extremely close to being selected for the All Blacks after being drafted into the squad to cover for injuries in 2008. He previously played for the New Zealand Secondary Schools and […]