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 […]

01 Mar 2019

Strong combination for big test in South America

The Blues have named a strong combination to take on the Jaguares at Buenos Aires on Sunday (NZ time). Coach Leon Macdonald is looking for a more accurate and physical performance from his side after the loss to the Sharks in Durban last week. “We trained very well last week and spoke about our accuracy […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

20 Feb 2019

Blues & MIT sign partnership agreement

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.  That’s the culture Manukau Institute of Technology’s School of Sport lives by and the approach MIT is taking into its new partnership with the Blues.  “At tertiary level, there’s no one forcing you to turn up every day. We want to […]

20 Feb 2019

Nanai makes UK move at season’s end.

Blues winger Melani Nanai, 25, has signed a three-year contract to continue his rugby career in UK and will play for the Worcester Warriors in the Gallagher Premiership next season. The elusive-running winger/fullback has earned 48 caps for the Blues since his debut in 2015 and played 35 times for Auckland including in the successful […]