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.

Vili Waqaseduadua

The New Zealand Sevens representative had the ability to scythe through the narrowest of gaps, but with Doug Howlett, Joe Rokocoko, Rudi Wulf and Anthony Tuitavake all ahead of him in the pecking order at the Blues, Waqaseduadua had limited opportunities to show his worth. In 2007 the Highlanders recruited him, and in 2008 the Chiefs picked […]

16 Jul 2018

Tom Coventry to join Blues coaching team

We can confirm today that current North Harbour coach Tom Coventry is joining the Blues next season as an assistant coach. Coventry will join our coaching group alongside Tana Umaga and Tasman coach Leon MacDonald, who were named in May. The former Waikato player and Chiefs assistant coach is vastly experienced and successful with two […]

Anthony Tuitavake

After a season with the Highlanders in 2005, Tuitavake joined the Blues in 2006 and went on to establish himself as a standout performer over his five years in a Blues jersey. His rich form in 2008 was rewarded when the All Black selectors picked him to debut against Ireland. Tuitavake then went on to […]

19 Jul 2018

Akira recognised by club

Akira Ioane was rewarded for a colossal Super Rugby season when the Blues recognised achievements last night. Ioane, who played in all 17 games for the Blues and was never subbed, earned the 2018 Most Valuable Player of the Year honour, as well as voted the Players’ Player of the Year. The 23-year-old was emotional […]

Kurtis Haiu

2009 was a pivotal year for Kurtis Haiu who came of age as one of New Zealand’s commanding lineout jumpers. With fellow lock Ali Williams ruled out for the entire 2010 campaign because of injury, Haui stepped up another gear to lead by example at the lineout. But for such a large, imposing forward, his […]

04 Jul 2018

Players selected for U18 camp

The best teenage rugby talent in the region will attend the annual Blues Under-18 Camp over the July school holidays. Fifty players from 21 schools have been selected from 230 nominations put forward from schools in the Northland, North Harbour and Auckland rugby regions. They will go into camp at Mt Albert Grammar from Sunday […]

Rudi Wulf

At just 20 years of age Rudi Wulf was already in the Blues squad, New Zealand Sevens and Colts teams when a freak swimming pool accident left him with a fractured vertebrae in his neck. After 11 months on the sidelines he made a full recovery to become one of the most dangerous attacking wingers […]

12 Jun 2018

No break and earlier start for Super Rugby in 2019

An earlier start and no break will make for a significant change to the 2019 Super Rugby competition, announced by SANZAAR. The competition begins on 15 February 2019 with the final on Saturday 6 July, and with no June international window because of the Rugby World Cup in Japan later in the year, Super Rugby […]

20 Sep 2018

NEW NZR APPOINTED DIRECTORS

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) have appointed former All Black and Auckland Rugby Coach and life-time member of Auckland Rugby John Hart, current New Zealand Rugby Board member Richard Dellabarca and current NZR Rugby Committee member and former government Minister and Cabinet member Sam Lotu-Iiga to the Blues Super Rugby Club Board. The three appointments are […]