02 May 2018
They say all good things come to those who wait. Well it’s taken a decade for Taniwha prop Ross Wright to get his chance at the Blues. The 31-year-old, born and bred in Wellsford, got his chance when selected for NZ Maori for their end of season tour to Canada and Europe late last year. […]
The Samoan international earned 10 caps for his national side between 2003 and 2006, earning a spot in the 2003 Rugby World Cup in the process. John played for Northland in 2006, before moving on to Edinburgh Rugby, Bourgoin ASM Clermont Auvergne and FC Grenoble.
The one-cap Blues hooker made his name at a provincial level, playing for North Harbour from 2004 to 2007.
26 Apr 2018
The Blues hope to have some troops returning to reinforce their Super Rugby clash against the Jaguares at Eden Park on Saturday. With 19 players on the injured list last week, the Blues have named captain Augustine Pulu and Gerard Cowley-Tuioti for a return from injury, although captain Pulu is bracketed for Saturday’s clash. They have […]
24 Apr 2018
The 108kg block-buster was not part of the initial Blues squad, but grabbed his chance to score two tries on debut in the 24-10 win over the Sunwolves in Tokyo. It belies his long journey where he could have easily given the game away. Jordan, born on the North Shore, was part of the Auckland […]
He made two appearances for the All Blacks and while they weren’t tests, Davis made a strong showing in representative sides like the New Zealand Colts in 1996. He started his Super Rugby career with the Hurricanes that same year, followed by time with the Chiefs and then one season with the Blues in 2005. […]
A young Nick Williams made such an impact in his debut season for North Harbour’s NPC team with his rampaging runs, that his Blues selection was inevitable. Williams went on to establish himself as a key player in the Blues’ number eight jersey, racking up 37 caps in his four years with the franchise. At […]
19 Apr 2018
Blues A will take on the visiting Japan A team at Eden Park on Friday, as a curtain-raiser to the Super Rugby match between the Blues and the Highlanders. The Japan side includes a number of full internationals as well as their developing players, with the match to kick-off at 5.05pm. Blues hooker Leni Apisai […]
Powerful prop Taufa’ao Filise grew up in Tonga and went to Tupou College in Nuku’alofa. In 2000, he joined Bay of Plenty and was signed by the Blues for one season in 2005. In 2007, Taufa’ao joined former Blues captain Xavier Rush at the Cardiff Blues. Filise also made 29 appearances for Tonga and was […]