31 May 2017

All Blacks bolster team for historic match in Samoa

Six All Blacks are included in the Blues squad for their historic clash against the Reds in Apia on Friday night. It will be the first Investec Super Rugby match in Samoa, and the first major game under lights at Apia Park. The All Blacks on show include lock Patrick Tuipulotu, the in-form Steven Luatua, […]

Brian Lima

Samoan-born Brian Lima enjoyed a 17-year international career with the Samoa team from 1990 to 2007. The wing and centre made his debut for Samoa at the 1991 Rugby World Cup while still only 19. From 1996 to 1999, Lima played Super Rugby in New Zealand moving from the Highlanders to the Blues and finishing […]

Mark Carter

Mark Carter made history with the Blues in 1998 when he was the only forward to score three tries in one match while playing the Stormers. The flanker also gained national honours, selected under John Hart’s 1991 Rugby World Cup squad as back up to Michael Jones. He played league with the Warriors during the […]

10 May 2017

Eight Blues make NZ U20s

We’re pleased that eight Blues under-20s players have been named in the New Zealand squad for the upcoming World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Georgia, to be held from 25 May to 18 June. Those players are Adrian Choat, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Dalton Papalii, Jacob Pierce, John (JP) Sauni, Samuel Slade, Caleb Clarke, and Tamati Tua. They […]

John Nguamo

John Nguamo finished his first-class second five-eighths career in 1996 with the Blues, after four years with Auckland between 1992 and 1996.  

Adrian Cashmore

The former All Black spent the first two years of Super Rugby with the Blues (1996-1997) and the last two years of his New Zealand career with the Chiefs (2004-2005). The fullback and wing was the predominant goal kicker for both the Blues and Auckland, earning 614 and 826 points respectively. He spent four years in the […]

Jarrod Cunningham

While Jarrod Cunningham made his Super Rugby debut with the Blues in 1996, earning 3 caps in the process, he made his biggest impact with the Hurricanes from 1997 to 1998. The fullback was a regular try scorer and eventually made his way to the London Irish then the Wasps. While in England, Cunningham was […]