Craig Dowd

Blues player number one, Craig Dowd was an outstanding prop for Auckland, the Blues and the All Blacks in the mid to late 1990s.  Dowd was a reliable lineout option at the front and mobile in the open. He was in two Auckland sides that won the Ranfurly Shield in 1995 and 1996, in national championship winning sides in 1993-96 and […]

24 May 2017

Blues v Chiefs Super Rugby Preview

The Battle of the Bombays is set to light up Eden Park on Friday night when we take on our closest Investec Super Rugby rivals, the Chiefs. There’ll be more than just competition points and bragging rights on offer in our last home game of the regular 2017 Investec Super Rugby season; there’ll also be […]

Anthony Boric

Boric, an All Blacks lock, played for the Blues between 2006 and 2013 before a neck injury forced him to take a step back from Super Rugby. He travelled over to Japan on a two-year contract with the Mitsubishi Dynaboars, but retired early from injury concerns. His natural athleticism and physical attributes made him an excellent line-out forward choice for both the Blues […]

10 May 2017

Celebrating women in rugby

Keep this Friday evening free, ladies – because we’re hosting something special at Eden Park and you’re all invited. That’s right. We’re celebrating ‘women in rugby’ at our round-12 Investec Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs at Eden Park on Friday, and together with our match day partner SKYCITY, we’ve got some awesome things planned […]

Daniel Braid

Daniel Braid had the ill luck to be an open-side flanker playing at the same time as Richie McCaw. But while his test chances were limited, Braid still enjoyed a successful career when he entered Auckland sides in the early 2000s along with his schoolmate Angus Macdonald, who also went on to perform well for […]

26 Apr 2017

Maori All Blacks lock joins as replacement

Taranaki and Maori All Blacks lock Leighton Price has joined the Blues for the rest of the Investec Super Rugby competition. The 1.98m, 112kg lock is a replacement for North Harbour’s Brandon Nansen, who is out for the rest of the competition with injury. Price has played 41 first class games for Hawkes Bay, Bay […]

Luke Braid

Acknowledged for his leadership ability and no-nonsense approach on the field, Luke led the Blues in the 2014 season. As a player he stood out with his technical ability over the ball, destruction of teams at the breakdown and uncompromising approach.  He earned 79 Super Rugby caps, 9 caps from playing for the Chiefs. At the end of 2014, Luke announced […]

17 May 2017

SBW bolsters Blues against Stormers in Cape Town

All Black Sonny Bill Williams will return from injury for the Blues in their Super Rugby against the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday morning (NZ time). Williams missed last week’s home match against the Cheetahs with concussion, but has been fully cleared to play in South Africa in the match at DHL Newlands at […]

Robin Brooke

Robin Brooke played some outstanding rugby at lock, especially in the highly successful first two or three seasons. He also provided effective leadership during difficult circumstances in 1999-2001, even though in 2000-01 his international career had come to an end. He finished with 63 Super appearances.