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 […]

19 May 2018

BLUES VS CRUSADERS HIGHLIGHTS – 2018 SUPER RUGBY – ROUND 14

BLUES VS CRUSADERS HIGHLIGHTS – 2018 SUPER RUGBY – ROUND 14

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 […]

17 May 2018

Line-up to host the Crusaders

The Blues has a more settled and experienced look to its team to take on the Crusaders in the Investec Super Rugby clash at Eden Park on Saturday night. Pauliasi Manu is reunited in the front row with James Parsons and Ofa Tuungafasi, with the trio sporting 213 Super Rugby caps between them. The change […]

Bradley Mika

Brad Mika returned from Japan to play for the Blues in 2011 but a knee injury followed by an Achilles injury kept him sidelined for the entire season. Prior to heading overseas Mika had played for the Blues, Hurricanes and Crusaders in Super Rugby as well as three tests for the All Blacks in 2002.

16 May 2018

Umaga and MacDonald to lead Blues in 2019

The Blues and New Zealand Rugby (NZR) have today announced that Tana Umaga will have his role as Head Coach extended by a further 12 months to the end of the 2019 Investec Super Rugby season. The club and national body also announced that Tasman Mako Head Coach and former Crusaders Assistant Coach, Leon MacDonald […]

Deacon Manu

Deacon Manu was born in New Zealand but played representative rugby for both the New Zealand Maori against the British and Irish Lions (3 caps) and for Fiji (14 caps). The prop’s first professional rugby match was with Waikato in 1999, followed closely by a Super Rugby contract with the Chiefs in 2001. Manu was […]

14 May 2018

BLUES AND BNZ GIFT BOOTS

Blues players and staff volunteers from BNZ enjoyed a busy afternoon as they ensured some 600 pairs of used rugby boots were made fit for new owners. It is part of the Blues Best Foot Forward program which, in association with major partner BNZ, re-purposes used boots donated by the public. The boots were cleaned […]

David Gibson

David Gibson started his career in Taranaki at fullback for the New Zealand Secondary Schools team before shifting to Otago University. He made the Otago and North Island Under-18s and went on to play for the New Zealand Under-19 and Under-21 sides. In 2002 he played for the Highlanders but moved to Auckland to play […]

Josh Blackie

Josh Blackie returned to New Zealand Rugby in 2009 after two seasons playing in Kobe, Japan. For the former Otago, Highlanders, New Zealand Sevens and Junior All Black openside flanker, it was also a return home, as Blackie was raised and educated in west Auckland. He made one appearance for the Blues as a draft player in 2002, […]