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 […]

Christian Califano

The first French international to grace the Super Rugby competition, Christian Califano made his Test debut for France in Christchurch in 1994 in the same match that began the international career of Jonah Lomu. The versatile campaigner, who was equally at home on either side of the scrum, was named in France’s Team of the […]

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 […]

Craig Newby

Craig Newby made his Super 12 debut for the Blues in 2001, but only had four starts in his seven appearances, and was more comfortable with the greater opportunities he received in the Highlanders when he first went there as a draft player in 2002. After a season in England in 2002-03 with Newcastle he […]

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 […]

Matua Parkinson

Matua Parkinson joined the Blues in 2001, a year after making his Super Rugby debut for the Hurricanes. The openside flanker had previously been playing rugby league in Australia for the Canterbury Bulldogs reserve-grade side and for the New Zealand Sevens rugby squad, which he made upon his return to rugby at the end of […]

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 […]

James Arlidge

James Arlidge made a big impression after joining the Blues as an injury replacement for Carlos Spencer in 2001, scoring 18 points against the Cats on debut. Arlidge was a fine goal kicker who played just two seasons for the Blues from 2001-02 before shifting south to play for the Highlanders. After a single season in […]

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 […]

Kees Meeuws

After a five-year stint with the Highlanders, Aucklander Kees Meeuws returned home in 2002 to play three seasons with the Blues. Meeuws played 42 tests for the All Blacks between 1998 and 2004, scoring 10 test tries. In 2004, Meeuws left New Zealand to take up a contract with French club Castres Olympique. After He […]