Hayden Reid

Hayden Reid was another great New Zealand Sevens player who made a brief appearance in the Blues jersey. Reid played utility back for the national sevens side between 2001 and 2003 and again from 2005 to 2006. He then moved to Italy to play club rugby for four years at the end of his playing […]

30 Aug 2017

Day-night affair for BGRT

The Blues will kick off 2018 at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens, with the second edition of the showcase pre-season tournament to be held on Friday 9 and Saturday February 10 at Suncorp Stadium. Following a hugely popular debut in 2017, the event switches to a day-night format, with matches to begin in the afternoon […]

Derren Witcombe

Hooker  Derren  Witcombe  was a surprise choice for the Blues in 2002 after just one season of provincial rugby for Northland, but he went on to cement his place in the squad and played five seasons for the club. He missed the 2005 season due to a serious neck injury whilst playing for Auckland against […]

Christian Califano

The first French international to grace the Super Rugby competition, Christian Califano made his Test debut for France in Christchurch in 1994 in the same match that began the international career of Jonah Lomu. The versatile campaigner, who was equally at home on either side of the scrum, was named in France’s Team of the […]

25 Aug 2017

Promising NZ U20s join Blues

Two highly promising young prospects, Dalton Papalii and Caleb Clarke, will join the Blues in the Investec Super Rugby next year. Papalii has already forged a close involvement with the Blues, as a graduate of the club’s Under-17 and Under-18 programmes before moving on to play for the Blues Under-20 and A teams for the […]

Craig Newby

Craig Newby made his Super 12 debut for the Blues in 2001, but only had four starts in his seven appearances, and was more comfortable with the greater opportunities he received in the Highlanders when he first went there as a draft player in 2002. After a season in England in 2002-03 with Newcastle he […]

05 Sep 2017

Caleb Clarke Highlights 2017

We’re working hard on developing and retaining our region’s best talent, with a focus on young players with the right attitude to become successful professionals who have a passion for the Blues. Testament to this, is having Caleb Clarke, son of Blues and All Black midfielder Eroni Clarke, sign with us. We’re looking forward to […]

Matua Parkinson

Matua Parkinson joined the Blues in 2001, a year after making his Super Rugby debut for the Hurricanes. The openside flanker had previously been playing rugby league in Australia for the Canterbury Bulldogs reserve-grade side and for the New Zealand Sevens rugby squad, which he made upon his return to rugby at the end of […]

22 Aug 2017

Backline stars extend their time at the Blues

The exciting Blues back trio of Michael Collins, Matt Duffie and Melani Nanai have all signed extended contracts with the club in the Investec Super Rugby. Duffie and Nanai have committed to the Blues until the end of 2019, with Collins, originally signed for just one year, extending his stay for a further season. The […]