12 Jun 2018

No break and earlier start for Super Rugby in 2019

An earlier start and no break will make for a significant change to the 2019 Super Rugby competition, announced by SANZAAR. The competition begins on 15 February 2019 with the final on Saturday 6 July, and with no June international window because of the Rugby World Cup in Japan later in the year, Super Rugby […]

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.

20 Sep 2018

NEW NZR APPOINTED DIRECTORS

New Zealand Rugby (NZR) have appointed former All Black and Auckland Rugby Coach and life-time member of Auckland Rugby John Hart, current New Zealand Rugby Board member Richard Dellabarca and current NZR Rugby Committee member and former government Minister and Cabinet member Sam Lotu-Iiga to the Blues Super Rugby Club Board. The three appointments are […]

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 […]

12 Jul 2018

Team named for Crusaders v Blues

The Blues will aim to give long-serving star Jerome Kaino a fitting send-off in his final game for the club when they take on the champion Crusaders in his last Investec Super Rugby clash in Christchurch on Saturday. Kaino, who heads to France after the season, will play his 139th game for the Blues on […]

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 […]

05 Jul 2018

Team named for Blues v Hurricanes

Jerome Kaino will become the second most capped Blues player when he starts in Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes in Wellington. Kaino, who heads to France after the season, will play his 138th game for the Blues on Saturday, to go past Tony Woodcock, and sit second on the all-time Blues list […]

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, […]

26 Jun 2018

All Blacks return for Jerome’s last home game

The Blues welcome back All Blacks Rieko Ioane and Ofa Tuungafasi for Friday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Reds on Friday at 7.35pm. The match will be Jerome Kaino’s final home game on his beloved Eden Park where he has many of his best and most memorable rugby occasions. Kaino, who made his Super […]

Mike Storey

Prop Mike Storey played just two games for the Blues in his only season with the club in 2002. Storey made his provincial debut for Northland in 1999 after an off-season playing rugby in France. He was a regular age grade representative for his province before trying his hand at league in 1995 and 1996. Storey […]