24 May 2017
The Blues have named a near full-strength side for their final round-robin game at Eden Park, when they take on the Chiefs on Friday night. All Black Patrick Tuipulotu returns to the starting line-up, while Michael Collins also returns at fullback after both came off the bench for the match against the Stormers in South […]
John Nguamo finished his first-class second five-eighths career in 1996 with the Blues, after four years with Auckland between 1992 and 1996.
31 May 2017
We asked hard man Jimmy Tupou some hard questions about life, rugby, and his first year at the Blues. What do you like better – cats or dogs? Dogs. What’s your favourite meal? Chicken fettuccini. Tell us something not many people know about you Although I was born in south Auckland, not a lot of […]
The former All Black spent the first two years of Super Rugby with the Blues (1996-1997) and the last two years of his New Zealand career with the Chiefs (2004-2005). The fullback and wing was the predominant goal kicker for both the Blues and Auckland, earning 614 and 826 points respectively. He spent four years in the […]
06 Jun 2017
The Blues will unleash their first haka as a challenge to the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on Wednesday night. Coach Tana Umaga said the players wanted to integrate the many cultures in the team into a unique challenge for some time and the DHL New Zealand Lions Series provided a great opportunity […]
While Jarrod Cunningham made his Super Rugby debut with the Blues in 1996, earning 3 caps in the process, he made his biggest impact with the Hurricanes from 1997 to 1998. The fullback was a regular try scorer and eventually made his way to the London Irish then the Wasps. While in England, Cunningham was […]
31 May 2017
The winger started out his Super Rugby career with the Blues before switching allegiance to the Crusaders in 1997. He was instrumental in the Crusaders’ 1998 victory over the Blues at Eden Park in the Super 12 final, stealing the ball and scoring the game-winning try.
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 […]