Craig Innes

Craig Innes was both a rugby and league national representative. The centre made his first international test with the All Blacks at age 20, playing Wales. He scored two tries in the match, establishing himself as a strong contender for the 13 jersey. He continued on to earn 17 caps for the national team as […]

20 May 2017

Stormers too strong in Cape Town

The Blues’ hopes of securing a play-off spot in the hyper-competitive New Zealand conference suffered a brutal set-back in Cape Town this morning (NZ time), going down 30-22 to the Stormers. Referee Jaco van Heerden ruled the match with an iron fist, and as a result both teams traded yellow cards early – winger Matt Duffie received […]

Royce Willis

Royce Willis made his representative debut for the Bay of Plenty side while still at Tauranga Boys College in 1994. The lock would go on to make the New Zealand Colts and the Blues in 1998, as well as the All Blacks that same year. Willis earned 12 caps for the All Blacks from 1998 […]

Jason Spice

Jason Spice was a national age-grade representative in cricket before switching his focus to rugby, making the Blues squad as halfback in 1998. Spice then transferred to the Hurricanes, where he played for the next four years. Like many talented young rugby players, Spice took an international offer from Welsh club Ospreys in 2004 before […]

06 May 2017

Two from two in Aussie

The Blues can rest easy tonight after scoring two wins from their two matches in Australia, following victories over the Brumbies in Canberra last week and the Waratahs in Sydney tonight. Even more impressive, tonight’s 33-40 victory over the Waratahs marks the first time since 2003 that the Blues have tasted victory in Sydney – […]

Shane Howarth

The fullback and St Peter’s College, Auckland, graduate initially signed with Auckland rugby in 1990, playing 62 caps for the team over the next five years. It was while with Auckland that Howarth earned his first All Blacks cap in 1994. When Super Rugby was launched in 1996, Howarth made the career move to League […]

Leo Lafaiali’i

The Samoan born lock played for his national team from 2001 to 2007, earning 27 caps in the process and playing in two Rugby World Cup tournaments. Leo Lafaiali’i started his Super Rugby career with the Blues, playing for his NZ home region from 1997 to 2001 with just one year-long stint at the Chiefs. […]