Charles Riechelmann

The Tongan-born lock and flanker played 10 games for the All Blacks, six being tests. He made the commitment to New Zealand Rugby at an early age, despite offers from Tonga ahead of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The Auckland Grammar School old boy was regionally recognised in 1994, earning a spot on the Auckland NPC squad. […]

10 May 2017

Blues v Cheetahs Super Rugby Preview

Our Blues are set to return to Eden Park after two wins on the road in Australia, desperate to keep their winning streak going against the visiting Cheetahs from South Africa. The Cheetahs, on the other hand, will be desperate to get out of a rut that’s seen them lose seven straight games in a […]

Richard Fromont

The All Black lock played for the Blues in Super Rugby’s early years before moving to France to finish his career with SU Agen. He was selected for the national side to tour England, Scotland and France, representing the All Blacks 10 times but never playing a test.  

04 May 2017

Francis returns against Waratahs

A virtually unchanged team has been named for the second leg of their Australian tour against the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday. First-five Piers Francis has been cleared of the wrist injury that ruled him out last weekend’s Super Rugby match against the Brumbies on the day of the game. Francis, who has been selected […]

Olo Brown

The Samoan prop earned 33 caps for the Blues and 56 for the All Blacks over his career, becoming the first All Black prop to earn 50 caps. He was forced to retired in 1998 due to neck and back injuries and proceeded to study law post-rugby. 

Craig Dowd

Blues player number one, Craig Dowd was an outstanding prop for Auckland, the Blues and the All Blacks in the mid to late 1990s.  Dowd was a reliable lineout option at the front and mobile in the open. He was in two Auckland sides that won the Ranfurly Shield in 1995 and 1996, in national championship winning sides in 1993-96 and […]

10 May 2017

BFF donates boots to Otahuhu Rugby Club

We delivered some pre-loved rugby boots off to Otahuhu Rugby Club as part of our Best Foot Forward initiative, and then Jimmy Tupou and Patrick Tuipulotu stuck around for some skills and drills afterwards. Best Foot Forward is a programme to gift recycled boots to youngsters who might otherwise miss out on playing rugby. With […]

Anthony Boric

Boric, an All Blacks lock, played for the Blues between 2006 and 2013 before a neck injury forced him to take a step back from Super Rugby. He travelled over to Japan on a two-year contract with the Mitsubishi Dynaboars, but retired early from injury concerns. His natural athleticism and physical attributes made him an excellent line-out forward choice for both the Blues […]

04 May 2017

Blues v Waratahs Super Rugby Preview

Both sides go into this match on the back of wins the week before. Our team beat the Brumbies – the top-ranked Australian side – by 12-18 in Canberra on Sunday night, and now turn their attention to the second-ranked Waratahs, who overcame the Reds last week 26-29. Though the margin was slim, the Blues […]