02 Jun 2017

Blues beat Reds in Samoa

The Blues held on to beat a defiant Reds side in the first-ever Investec Super Rugby match in Samoa. And they did it with a radically different team to the one that tied with the Chiefs at Eden Park last week. One of those changes, Rene Ranger made up for lost time by racing over […]

Errol Brain

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 […]

Cameron Rackham

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. 

13 Jul 2017

Blues v Sunwolves Super Rugby Preview

Our Blues will look to finish the season off with a bang when they face the Sunwolves in Tokyo for the very first time in the club’s history. The Sunwolves are zero from four against Kiwi teams this season, suffering big losses against the Hurricanes (83-17), Crusaders (50-3), and Highlanders (40-15), before coming remarkably close […]

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, […]

29 Jun 2017

Blues take lessons from volunteering

An exercise earlier this year, introduced the Blues to 16 different charitable organisations across Auckland. In teams of 8 or more, players were tasked with visiting a diverse short list of organisations to learn about the work they do in our community. Each team was then challenged to select just one organisation to re-visit for […]

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 […]

31 May 2017

Our Samoan connection

It’s no coincidence that we’ve chosen to bring the first-ever Investec Super Rugby match to Samoa, considering our long and proud kinship with the rugby-mad country. As well as the Blues region being home to around 150,000 Samoans, we currently have 15 players in our team with Samoan heritage, along with our head coach Tana […]

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 […]