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.
30 Nov 2018
Blues fans – it’s time to Rise Up! Memberships for the 2019 Investec Super Season are available now and we’d love you to join us. We’ve got an exciting season ahead, kicking off in the opening weekend on Saturday 16 February against the 2018 champs and southern rivals, the Crusaders. With 7 home games at […]
15 Nov 2018
The Blues have restructured their coaching roles for the upcoming Investec Super Rugby Championship. Leon MacDonald has today been appointed as the new head coach on a three-year term while retaining the attack portfolio alongside Tom Coventry as the forwards coach and Daniel Halangahu as the skills and back coach. Tana Umaga will take up […]
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 […]
31 Oct 2018
With three exceptions, the Blues has looked to its own provincial unions and development programme to complete the line-up for the 2019 Investec Super Rugby Championship. Veteran All Black Centurion, Ma’a Nonu will return to a team he has played for on two occasions and joins with two new signings from Tasman in fellow midfield […]
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 […]
01 Nov 2018
Yesterday, coach Tana Umaga unveiled a 38-man squad full of proven talent, rising stars and marquee signings. We’re not ones to play favourites, but here’s five players we think our fans will want to follow in 2019. Karl Tu’inukuafe All Black number 1171 has made a truly remarkable rise. The 25-year-old […]
30 Oct 2018
All Blacks prop Karl Tu’inukuafe will officially graduate from the international newcomers’ class of 2018 as one of the world’s best. The 2018 All Black prop, who shot to fame after a shock call-up as injury cover for the All Blacks during the June international season, has been named one of three World Rugby […]