05 Jun 2017
The Blues club has the honour of becoming the first New Zealand Super Rugby team to play the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park on Wednesday. The Blues will have eight current or former All Blacks in their side to play the Lions, led by Captain James Parsons, when the team was named at […]
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.
06 Jun 2017
Our Blues will be playing for a lot more than pride when they tackle the touring British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on 7 June. A specially commissioned Maori Taiaha will be presented to the winner of the historic match. Named ‘Te Raki’ to denote our geographical location ‘north’, the traditional Maori weapon is […]
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.
06 Jun 2017
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 […]
31 May 2017
Blues assistant coach Dave Ellis is something of a rugby nomad, having plied his trade in South Africa, Ireland, Argentina, and New Zealand. We caught up with the highly-respected skills coach near the end of his debut season with our club, to ask him about his life, his work, and his new favourite team. How […]
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 […]
12 May 2017
The Blues ran in eight tries to thump a feisty Cheetahs side 50-32 at Eden Park tonight, banking a crucial bonus point in the process. It wasn’t always pretty – the team will rue some handling errors and a lack of cohesion during much of the first half – but sometimes it absolutely was, with plenty […]
The first and second five-eighths played his final rugby games during the inaugural Super Rugby season in 1996, earning four caps in the process. He played the previous two years with Auckland in the NPC.