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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

David Holwell

David Holwell joined the Blues for one season in 2007. A native Northlander, Holwell started his Super Rugby career with the Hurricanes in 1998 where he remained until 2004. Holwell left New Zealand to join Irish side Leinster in 2005, where he quickly established himself as one of the premier first five-eighths in European rugby. […]

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 […]

Sam Biddles

Sam Biddles was the only draft player to join the Blues when he signed as a 25-year-old in 2007. Born and raised in Dargaville, Biddles moved to Auckland to study at Kings College. After completing secondary school he moved to Christchurch to study at Lincoln University. In 2005 he moved to Waikato, playing the two […]

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 […]

Chris Heard

Chris Heard was a tall prop with the ability to scrimmage and provide assistance and height as a lifter in the lineouts. A product of the Auckland Rugby Union Academy, Heard was a member of the Blues Wider Training Group in 2006 and stepped up to the full squad in 2007. After leading Auckland to […]

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 […]

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 […]