12 Jun 2018

Mahurangi to host Backyard Battle

Rugby fans will get a chance to check out all of the talent in the Blues region with a special game of three-30s at Warkworth later this month. The Blues along with the provincial teams from Northland, North Harbour and Auckland, will take part in a special Backyard Battle at Mahurangi Rugby Club on Wednesday […]

Brent Thompson

Brent Thompson transferred up to the Blues in 2004 after starting his Super Rugby career with the Hurricanes in 2000. He then took up a contract with Japanese club Suntory in 2004 and returned to New Zealand in 2007. The flanker played for Taranaki throughout much of his rugby career, only transferring to Manawatu in […]

30 May 2018

Barfoot & Thompson back Little Blues on Eden Park

The Little Blues are back – with a helping hand from foundation Blues sponsor, Barfoot & Thompson. With our special family theme to the Investec Super game against the Rebels, it was the ideal time to bring back a Little Blues Rugby tournament prior to the Blues match against the Rebels. Four teams from the […]

Tasesa Lavea

Tasesa Lavea had been an age grade rep through the ages of 14, 15 and 16 and was selected in both the Auckland and New Zealand Schools sides in 1998. The following year he was picked up by rugby league scouts from the Melbourne Storm and remained with that side for two years, before playing […]

28 May 2018

What’s in a name? 

New Zealand Rugby and the Investec Super Rugby clubs, the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders are encouraging fans, supporters and each other to learn the correct way to say people’s names. With teams based in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina and Japan and matches being played those five countries as well as Fiji […]

Greg Feek

A Ranfurly Shield winner as part of Taranaki’s unheralded 1996 side, Greg Feek offered yeoman service to the Crusaders when he moved south to join the club in 1998. He remained until the close of the Super 12 decade. Feek was named in the All Blacks in 1999 and went on to gain 10 test caps […]

24 May 2018

NZ U20 trio commit to the Blues

The Blues continues to invest in youth for 2019 and beyond after announcing that three members of the New Zealand Under-20s rugby team will play for the club in Super Rugby next year. Harry Plummer, Tanielu Tele’a and Hoskins Sotutu, among the seven players from the Blues region in the New Zealand Under-20 side, have […]

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 […]

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 […]

23 May 2018

Leon MacDonald Excited By Blues Challenge

The 56-Test All Black, and current Tasman coach Leon MacDonald is already excited about his move to the Blues for the 2019 Super Rugby season. Leon was named last week as the assistant coach for the Blues under coach Tana Umaga for 2019. In fact he played for the Crusaders in 2003 Super Rugby final, […]