Though Ron Cribb didn’t start playing rugby until his mid teens, and had been a league player until then, he soon established himself at national levels. From Massey he was chosen for both the national secondary schools side and the under-19s in 1995. He was a regular Harbour selection at NPC level and in 1998 […]
David Morgan was an Auckland and New Zealand secondary schools representative, as well as a member of the New Zealand Colts from 1988-1990. In 1992, Morgan joined French club rugby team Bourgoin before being recruited back to New Zealand to play for the Blues in 2000.
09 May 2018
Fresh from re-signing with the Blues for another three years, prop Ofa Tuungafasi returns to the front row to play the Hurricanes at Eden Park on Friday night. He is joined by fellow All Black Sonny Bill Williams in making a return to the Blues starting line-up – Tuungafasi having missed three games and Williams […]
Ben Meyer enjoyed more than a decade of professional rugby in New Zealand, with two of those years playing for the Blues. The halfback played for Leonessa in Italy for two years after his stint with the Blues and spent time at each of the Blues’ union teams, as well as Counties Manukau, while in […]
09 May 2018
The five young players who trained with the Blues under the ITC (Interim Training Contract) programme this season have been named in the New Zealand Under-20 team to contest the World Rugby Championship this month. Harry Plummer, Robb Cobb, Waimana Riedlinger-Kapa, Hoskins Sotutu and Tanielu Tele’a were named in the 28-strong New Zealand side to […]
To’o Vaega is best remembered for his contribution to Samoan rugby, his efforts at the 1991 Rugby World Cup in particular. He scored the game-winning try in an historic win over Wales. Vaega represented Samoan 61 times over his 15-year international career, from 1986 to 2001. He also played for the Highlanders during the first […]
Blair Urlich began his first-class career in 1998 with North Harbour and came into the Blues side for two years in 2000. He made the New Zealand Maori side and earned a one-year contract with Japanese club Mitsubishi Dynaboars.
18 May 2018
There’s a bundle of fun and a great game to watch when the Blues take on the Rebels after their bye week. The game, with the early kick-off of 5:15pm, is at Eden Park on Saturday 2 June – the final round of Super Rugby before the June International break. With the early kick-off it […]
The All Black legend played 50 caps as second five-eighth for the national side between 1990 and 1998, known for his pairing with Frank Bunce. He made 145 appearances for North Harbour and earned most of his Super Rugby caps with the Chiefs, before completing his New Zealand career with the Blues in 2000.