09 Aug 2017

Leading from the front: Jimmy Tupou

When Jimmy Tupou lead the Blues onto the field in his first ever game for the club – our round one clash against the Rebels in Melbourne – he joined Zinzan Brooke as the only other player to captain the team on debut. “That was only because James and Jerome were unavailable for that first […]

Brian Lima

Samoan-born Brian Lima enjoyed a 17-year international career with the Samoa team from 1990 to 2007. The wing and centre made his debut for Samoa at the 1991 Rugby World Cup while still only 19. From 1996 to 1999, Lima played Super Rugby in New Zealand moving from the Highlanders to the Blues and finishing […]

26 Jul 2017

Saying goodbye to Charlie Faumuina

At last night’s Blues Awards we bid farewell to the gentle giant with fast feet, a big heart, and an even bigger smile. That’s right. After a remarkable nine Super Rugby seasons with us, Charlie Faumuina leaves the Blues as the sixth most-capped player in our history, and joins an esteemed group of legendary players […]

Mark Carter

Mark Carter made history with the Blues in 1998 when he was the only forward to score three tries in one match while playing the Stormers. The flanker also gained national honours, selected under John Hart’s 1991 Rugby World Cup squad as back up to Michael Jones. He played league with the Warriors during the […]

John Nguamo

John Nguamo finished his first-class second five-eighths career in 1996 with the Blues, after four years with Auckland between 1992 and 1996.  

09 Jun 2017

Blues in All Blacks squads

We’re delighted to report that the following Blues players have been named in the All Blacks and Maori All Blacks squads for the DHL New Zealand Lions Series. Maori All Blacks Leighton Price Kara Pryor Ihaia West Declan O’Donnell Akira Ioane (also in the All Blacks as injury cover) Congratulations also to Auckland prop Marcel […]

Adrian Cashmore

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 […]

07 Jun 2017

Photos: Blues v British & Irish Lions

Photos by Photosport NZ

Jarrod Cunningham

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 […]