26 Feb 2018

Blues Support Pacific Disaster Fund

The Blues players are getting in behind the relief fund in the Pacific in the wake of Cyclone Gita. They are encouraging fans to join them in supporting Red Cross in a special appeal to aid families in the Pacific Islands who are most in need. Red Cross will stage an appeal at the Blues […]

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 […]

21 Feb 2018

Team Named
for Investec
Super Rugby
opener

A bunch of All Blacks mixed with daring debutants will open the Blues Investec Super Rugby season against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday. Head coach Tana Umaga today named six current and three former All Blacks in his squad for the opener at Forsyth Barr Stadium, while there are four players to make their […]

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 […]

23 Feb 2018

Blues U20s to Play Chiefs

Ahead of tonight’s big game in Dunedin, our Under 20s will kick off the Blues Development Programme against the Under 20s Chiefs in Waihi tomorrow. A squad of 36 players has been working hard since assembling for a camp at the Blues and the MERC Centre in Long Bay on February 3rd. This year the […]

James Arlidge

James Arlidge made a big impression after joining the Blues as an injury replacement for Carlos Spencer in 2001, scoring 18 points against the Cats on debut. Arlidge was a fine goal kicker who played just two seasons for the Blues from 2001-02 before shifting south to play for the Highlanders. After a single season in […]

14 Feb 2018

Don’t Miss A Thing

That’s the message from yesterday’s Investec Super Rugby 2018 launch as a new format, new jerseys and plenty of fresh talent are set to come together for a season of fast-paced action, kicking off in New Zealand when the Highlanders host the Blues in Dunedin next weekend. The 2018 season was officially launched in Auckland […]

Kees Meeuws

After a five-year stint with the Highlanders, Aucklander Kees Meeuws returned home in 2002 to play three seasons with the Blues. Meeuws played 42 tests for the All Blacks between 1998 and 2004, scoring 10 test tries. In 2004, Meeuws left New Zealand to take up a contract with French club Castres Olympique. After He […]

12 Feb 2018

Umaga praises Brisbane 10s champions

Head coach Tana Umaga was delighted with the contribution of his young players, and how the experienced players stood up in claiming the Brisbane Global Tens title. The Blues came from behind with two tries in the final three minutes to grab a 10-7 win over the Hurricanes on a wet second day of the […]

Mark Mayerhofler

Mark Mayerhofler began and ended his career in New Zealand first class rugby with North Harbour. But he is better remembered for the long and successful association he had with Canterbury and the Crusaders, where he won three Super Rugby titles. At the end of 2000 he moved to France, but never settled and was back […]