06 Jun 2017

Blues v British & Irish Lions Preview

History will be made on Wednesday night when our Blues face the combined might of the British & Irish Lions for the very first time. The DHL NZ Lions Series 2017 kicked off in Whangarei on Saturday night with a 13-7 win for the tourists over a New Zealand Barbarians side featuring Blues players Bryn […]

Kevin Nepia

Kevin Nepia was a familiar face around Auckland playing prop for the NPC side for 41 games between 1992 and 1996. He helped the Blues earn their first Super Rugby title in its inaugural year before moving south to join Canterbury and the Crusaders in the twilight years of his career. While in the south, […]

31 May 2017

Q&A with nutritionist Dave Shaw

Team nutritionist Dave Shaw fuels the team for success on the footy field. We asked him about his role at the Blues, the benefits of a healthy diet, and what a promising young athlete should be doing to lift their performance to the next level. Tell us a bit about your role at the Blues […]

Andrew Blowers

The Samoan-born Flanker initially started his career with the Samoan national side, without earning any caps. He then transitioned back to NZ International Rugby and went on to earn 18 caps for the All Blacks between 1996 and 1999. The MAGS old boy played for Auckland in the NPC and then made the Blues during […]

02 Jun 2017

The history of British & Irish Lions tours to NZ

In rugby, there’s nothing quite like the British & Irish Lions – the history, the pageantry, the combined might of four top-tier rugby nations. You’d be forgiven for not remembering the first British Lions team to tour NZ, because you wouldn’t have been alive in 1904. They managed to beat a combined team from Canterbury/West […]

Greg Cooper

The Fullback finished his New Zealand rugby career with the Blues in 1996, earning three caps as a replacement draft player. At a provincial level, Cooper represented Hawkes Bay, Auckland and most notably Otago in the NPC. He also earned seven caps for the All Blacks in 1986 and later in 1992.  He developed a strong reputation as a fighter […]

Waisake Sotutu

The Fiji international played for the Blues for one season in 1996 before transferring to the Crusaders in 1997. He was a strong Auckland winger, playing for the side from 1991 through to 1997.   In 2014, Waisake took on the role of Auckland Rugby 7s coach. 

Lee Stensness

Auckland-born Lee Stensness began his rugby career in first five-eighths with Manawatu, playing for the NPC side from 1989 to 1992. It was when Stensness moved up to Auckland and moved into second string behind Grant Fox that he decided to switch to second five.   He made his All Black debut in 1993, earning 14 caps of the next five […]