26 Jul 2017

Photos: Blues Awards 2017

Read more about this year’s Blues Awards and our award winners here. Pics by Photosport NZ

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 […]

13 Jul 2017

Faumuina, Luatua to start for final time for Blues in Japan

Charlie Faumuina and Steven Luatua will play their last games for the Blues in their Investec Super Rugby season finale against the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday. Coach Tana Umaga has honoured the club’s first ever clash against the Sunwolves with their strongest possible combination including the Blues’ All Blacks Jerome Kaino, Faumuina, Ofa Tu’ungafasi […]

Matt Webber

The Auckland flanker earned one cap for the Blues against Northern Transvaal before moving to South Africa to play for Eastern Province.   

02 Jun 2017

Blues beat Reds in Samoa

The Blues held on to beat a defiant Reds side in the first-ever Investec Super Rugby match in Samoa. And they did it with a radically different team to the one that tied with the Chiefs at Eden Park last week. One of those changes, Rene Ranger made up for lost time by racing over […]

Orcades Crawford

The Hawkes Bay centurion and prop played four games for the Blues during their 1997 Super 12 winning season before transferring down to the Hurricanes for the 1998 season. Crawford was a NZ Maori representative in 1994 and also represented New Zealand Secondary Schools from 1983 to 1984. 

Paul Thomson

Blues and Auckland Rugby prop Paul Thomson helped his home team win the Super 12 competition in 1997 before taking a year off for major neck surgery. He was able to return to Super competition in 1999, the same year that he captained Auckland to the NPC title. In 2002, Thomson signed with Scottish club […]