29 Nov 2017

Rieko Ioane Awarded World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year

Rieko Ioane has been awarded Breakthrough Player of Year at the 2017 World Rugby Awards held in Monaco. Ioane was also a nominee for the Player of the Year award which was given to All Blacks and Hurricanes player Beauden Barrett. The fast and strapping midfield back or wing signed for the Blues for 2016 […]

Amasio Valance

The first five-eighth was born in Nadi, Fiji, but pledged allegiance to New Zealand in 1998 when he helped the Sevens team win gold at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. This was followed up by two more gold medals – in 2002 in Manchester, and 2006 in Melbourne. Valence only played one cap for the Blues […]

29 Nov 2017

Blues Train Future Prospects

Last Saturday, our Elite Apprenticeship group came together at Blues HQ. This group included leading players from our Under 18 and Under 20 squads. Our NZ U20 training squad members, who had a mental skills session earlier in the week, were joined by their younger counterparts to share valuable experiences and assist with building individual […]

Jared Going

While Jared Going only played one season of Super Rugby with the Blues, he enjoyed a Sevens career with Northland and New Zealand Sevens. Going is the son of All Black Sid Going.  

20 Nov 2017

Blues U17 Squad Announced for 2018

Image: 2017 Blues Under 17 Development Squad training at Alexandra Park, Auckland. We’re pleased to announce the under 17 players who have been identified as players with future potential and selected for the 2018 Blues Under 17 Development Squad. Blues High Performance Manager Tony Hanks led a team of talent identification staff from Northland, North […]

Justin Wilson

The Australian-born utility back, Justin Wilson, was a former League international, playing for the Junior Kiwis before switching allegiance to Rugby. Wilson began his first-class career with Bay of Plenty between 1998 and 2000, during which time he was selected for the New Zealand Sevens team. He made the New Zealand A side in 2000, […]

14 Nov 2017

BNZ Gives #BluesBFF The Thumbs Up

The Blues’ ‘Best Foot Forward’ boot recycling initiative launched earlier this year is being given a kick along by BNZ. The bank has become a major partner of the community programme to collect pre-loved boots for re-distribution to worthy recipients at clubs and schools in the Blues’ region. BNZ stores will become the main collection […]

Tevita Taumoepeau

The Tongan international enjoyed a brief career with the New Zealand Super Rugby, making his debut with the Blues in 2001 and signing with the Chiefs in 2003. Tevita Taumoepeau played tighthead prop for Tonga between 1998 and 2012, earning 29 caps. He also represented Pacific Islanders between 2004 and 2006, earning 6 caps. In […]

02 Nov 2017

Spencer back in blue for Brisbane Tens

Three-time Super Rugby title winner Carlos Spencer will play for the Blues at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens at Suncorp Stadium in February. Described by some as one of the most precocious talents to grace a rugby field, Spencer played 96 games for the Blues between 1996 and 2005, and was instrumental in the club […]

Ron Cribb

Though Ron Cribb didn’t start playing rugby until his mid teens, and had been a league player until then, he soon established himself at national levels. From Massey he was chosen for both the national secondary schools side and the under-19s in 1995. He was a regular Harbour selection at NPC level and in 1998 […]