31 May 2017

Blues v Reds Super Rugby Preview

We’re set to make history on Friday as the first team to bring an Investec Super Rugby match to rugby-mad Samoa. Here’s hoping the game against the Reds is worthy of the occasion. On present form, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone other than the most ardent Reds fans who’d be backing the Queensland outfit […]

Jim Coe

Jim Coe is widely recognised as one of the greatest players to don an NPC jersey, playing lock for Counties Manukau from 1986 onwards. He came into the Blues’ squad in 1997, earning three caps. Coe also played for the New Zealand Maori. 

05 Jul 2017

Milo Skills and Drills Day at Blues HQ

Local primary and intermediate school students joined us at the Blues High Performance Centre last Wednesday for our annual Nestle Choose Wellness Milo Skills and Drills Day. Hundreds of kids from Royal Oak Intermediate, Christ the King School, Owairaka Primary, and Good Shepherd Primary joined 27 Blues players for a skills and drills session organised […]

Andrew Roose

The hooker played understudy to Blues captain Sean Fitzpatrick. While he made the 1996 squad, Roose didn’t take to the field until 1997 and started only once during the season. Roose’s Super Rugby involvement was preceded by eight years of provincial rugby, first with Otago and then with Counties Manukau. In 1999, Roose moved to […]

Norm Berryman

While Norm Berryman represented the Blues for three caps in 1997, he’s most remembered for his contribution to the Crusaders from 1998 to 2000. The centre and winger earned the nickname “Storming Norm” while with his provincial club, Northland Rugby. He represented the All Blacks for one appearance as well as the Maori All Blacks […]

Jeremy Stanley

The Auckland stalwart made a career out of provincial rugby, playing for Auckland from 1994 to 2001. The centre also made three appearances for the All Blacks in 1997 during the British tour, adding to the rare list of father/son All Black duos. Stanley earned 18 caps for the Blues from 1997 to 1998 before […]

Tony Marsh

By playing for the Blues in 1997 and moving to the Crusaders in 1998, Marsh achieved a feat few have been able to replicate: winning back-to-back Super Rugby titles with different teams. A majority of Marsh’s playing career was with French club Clermont, then known as Montferrand, playing centre for the side from 1998 to […]