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 […]

26 Jul 2018

Tu’inukuafe signs with the Blues

The Blues and New Zealand Rugby today announced that All Black and North Harbour prop Karl Tu’inukuafe will join the Super Rugby club for the next three years. Tu’inukuafe has enjoyed a meteoric rise in rugby since his debut for North Harbour in 2015. His advancement in the 2017 Mitre-10 Cup under coach Tom Coventry […]

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 […]

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 […]

16 Jul 2018

Tom Coventry to join Blues coaching team

We can confirm today that current North Harbour coach Tom Coventry is joining the Blues next season as an assistant coach. Coventry will join our coaching group alongside Tana Umaga and Tasman coach Leon MacDonald, who were named in May. The former Waikato player and Chiefs assistant coach is vastly experienced and successful with two […]

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 […]

19 Jul 2018

Akira recognised by club

Akira Ioane was rewarded for a colossal Super Rugby season when the Blues recognised achievements last night. Ioane, who played in all 17 games for the Blues and was never subbed, earned the 2018 Most Valuable Player of the Year honour, as well as voted the Players’ Player of the Year. The 23-year-old was emotional […]

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 […]

04 Jul 2018

Players selected for U18 camp

The best teenage rugby talent in the region will attend the annual Blues Under-18 Camp over the July school holidays. Fifty players from 21 schools have been selected from 230 nominations put forward from schools in the Northland, North Harbour and Auckland rugby regions. They will go into camp at Mt Albert Grammar from Sunday […]

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 […]