05 Apr 2018

ABs back for clash against Chiefs

The Blues welcome back All Blacks Ofa Tuungafasi and Matt Duffie into their side to take on Super Rugby neighbours The Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday. Both missed last week with niggling injuries, although the squad still has 12 players unable to be considered for selection. Coach Tana Umaga said he is looking for a […]

Greg Rawlinson

South-African born Greg Rawlinson secured himself a spot in the Super 12 after just two seasons playing rugby in New Zealand. Born and raised in Natal, Rawlinson made his Super 12 debut for the Sharks while playing NPC rugby for Bay of Plenty and later North Harbour. He joined the Blues in 2004, making 39 appearances […]

04 Apr 2018

Q&A: Alex Hodgman

PROP | 1.96m | 122kg | 22yo Big, athletic prop who made an instant impression when moving back to Auckland from the Crusaders in 2017 season. The former Fiji and NZ U20 player finished 2017 with five caps including coming on as replacement against the British & Irish Lions. He had an outstanding Mitre 10 […]

Mose Tuiali’i

The Auckland-born and Kelston Boys High educated loose forward made his Super Rugby debut for the Blues in 2003, coming off the bench for three caps. Tuiali’i was then recruited in to the Crusaders side for the 2004 season, the same year he made his All Blacks debut against Argentina. From 2009 to 2013, Tuiali’i took […]

Shannon Paku

Shannon Paku made his professional rugby debut with Wellington in 2000 and was soon pulled in to the Hurricanes side in 2001. Paku would remain with the Wellington-based squad until 2008, aside from his one-year stint with the Blues in 2003 where he would earn two caps. The wing played for the New Zealand Maori […]

29 Mar 2018

Clash against the Sharks at Eden Park

The Blues face their third South African team in as many weeks, this time back on their hallowed home turf at Eden Park against the Sharks on Easter Saturday. There have been some changes with players lost to injury and others coming back to the squad from Injury. In the backs, the loss of Sonny […]

Angus Macdonald

Macdonald’s all-round ability has seen him play lock and each of the loose forward positions during an impressive first class career. He gave admirable service to Auckland from the early 2000s until the end of the 2007 season, when at the early age of 26 he joined the overseas exodus. Macdonald only appeared twice for […]

21 Mar 2018

Club mourns loss of Blues brother

The Blues club mourns the loss of Dylan Mika, who passed away suddenly in Auckland on Tuesday. Mika, 45, was a dual international for the All Blacks and Samoa and played 23 times for the Blues. This follows the recent passing of former Blues assistant coach Mac McCallion who helped coach Mika during the Blues’ […]

Bradley Mika

Brad Mika returned from Japan to play for the Blues in 2011 but a knee injury followed by an Achilles injury kept him sidelined for the entire season. Prior to heading overseas Mika had played for the Blues, Hurricanes and Crusaders in Super Rugby as well as three tests for the All Blacks in 2002.