Matt Webber

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

15 Jul 2017

Japanese horror show

The same Blues side that etched its name in the history books last month with a momentous win against the British & Irish Lions has made history for all the wrong reasons today, becoming the first Kiwi side to fall to the Sunwolves. That’s right. The struggling Japanese side scored a massive upset at Prince […]

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. 

12 Jul 2017

Blues warm to the Heat in Japan

The Blues have kicked off our new relationship with Honda Heat Rugby Club with a camp in Suzuka, Japan to help prepare for the return to Investec Super Rugby. The Blues squad spent a week at the Honda Heat training base and the camp involved combined training sessions, staff connections and a match. The Blues […]

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 […]

05 Jul 2017

Q&A with Patrick Tuipulotu

Ferocious on the field and a gentleman off it, big lock Patrick Tuipulotu prefers to let his actions on the paddock do the talking for him. Nevertheless, we managed to lure in the 12-test All Black with promises of fresh meatloaf if he answered these questions for us… What’s your favourite meal? Meatloaf with mashed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]