25 Jun 2018

Kaino to reach 137 caps in his last game at Eden Park

The Blues recently warmly welcomed its latest debutant in 20-year-old loose forward Sione Havili, Blues No 288. Joining in that greeting was Blues No 116, Jerome Kaino, who had a similar reception as a fresh-faced 20-year-old back in 2004. In two weeks, Kaino will complete his 15-year journey with the Blues where – injury aside […]

Jason Shoemark

A member of the world champion New Zealand Under-19 side in 1999, Jason Shoemark has also won two international titles with the New Zealand Under-21s and captained the side to the World Cup in South Africa in 2001. Shoemark made six appearances for the Blues from 2002-2003 but then shifted south to Otago in 2004, following that up […]

21 Jun 2018

Win a double pass to All Blacks vs Australia

On Friday 29 June the Blues take on the Reds at Eden Park. It’ll be a big night for our legendary # 6, Blues player number 116, Jerome Kaino. 14 years after his debut on Eden Park against the Reds as a fresh faced 20 year old in 2004, he will play his 137th match for […]

Vula Maimuri

Formerly a forestry worker from the Awanui club – one of the northern-most in New Zealand – Vula Maimuri did a superb job for the Highlanders in his debut Super 12 season in 2001 before joining the Blues from 2002-2003. He played 5 tests for Fiji and also played for the New Zealand Barbarians during their win over the […]

06 Jun 2018

Tumua Manu From Samoa to Super Sub

Exciting winger Tumua Manu has more than seized his chance of playing for the Blues. He’s played four Super Rugby games and has scored a try in three of those games. Tumua, who stands 1.83m and 97kgs, is a former Samoan age representative who decided to try his chances in New Zealand Rugby in 2015. He […]

Matt Lord

Matt Lord began his professional rugby career with North Harbour, winning the 2001 Players Player of the Year for the team. He was called in to the Blues in 2002 before moving to England the same year to take up a contract with the Northampton Saints. He played there until 2009, making 154 appearances. 

01 Jun 2018

Sonny Bill Williams has Knee Surgery

All Blacks and Blues midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of rugby for several weeks with a knee injury. Williams aggravated an old knee injury this week and Blues medical staff said an x-ray on Thursday showed a loose piece of bone in his knee joint. He will undergo keyhole surgery today in […]

Hayden Reid

Hayden Reid was another great New Zealand Sevens player who made a brief appearance in the Blues jersey. Reid played utility back for the national sevens side between 2001 and 2003 and again from 2005 to 2006. He then moved to Italy to play club rugby for four years at the end of his playing […]

31 May 2018

LINE-UP: Blues vs Rebels at Eden Park this Saturday

The Blues welcome back prop Alex Hodgman to the starting line-up for Saturday’s Investec Super Rugby clash against the Rebels at Eden Park at the earlier time of 5.15pm. Hodgman is back after a wrist injury which has sidelined him for nine games. The other change in the pack sees Northland captain Matt Moulds make […]

Derren Witcombe

Hooker  Derren  Witcombe  was a surprise choice for the Blues in 2002 after just one season of provincial rugby for Northland, but he went on to cement his place in the squad and played five seasons for the club. He missed the 2005 season due to a serious neck injury whilst playing for Auckland against […]