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, […]

Dylan Mika

Dylan Mika is one of the few NZ Rugby players to represent two nations at international level: Samoa in 1994 and New Zealand in 1999. He played flanker for the Blues between 1996 and 1998 as well as 2000, interspersed with one season at the Chiefs in 1999.  It was while with the Chiefs that […]

Michael Scott

The Blues halfback joined two All Black stars Jonah Lomu and Joeli Vidiri while playing for Counties Manukau. He also played for the NZ Maori. 

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 […]

Chris Rose

The Counties Manukau representative may have only played one game for the Blues, but he made it count scoring one of the Blues’ five tries against the Brumbies. Amazingly, the Brumbies also scored five tries but pulled ahead with two extra penalty goals.  

Jason Chandler

The Wellington born lock got his start for the Blues in 1996 and then again in 2000, earning four caps over the two years. He made more of an impact at NPC level, initially with Manawatu, followed by five years with Auckland and two with Bay of Plenty. He also spent three years playing in […]

Errol Brain

Errol Brain made four appearances for the Blues during the inaugural Super Rugby season before moving to the Chiefs from 1997 to 1998. Many will remember Brain for his captaincy and tenure with the NZ Maori from 1989 to 1998, which ended when Brain took up a three-year contract in Japan. Brain then went on […]