The Auckland flanker earned one cap for the Blues against Northern Transvaal before moving to South Africa to play for Eastern Province.
14 Nov 2017
The Blues’ ‘Best Foot Forward’ boot recycling initiative launched earlier this year is being given a kick along by BNZ. The bank has become a major partner of the community programme to collect pre-loved boots for re-distribution to worthy recipients at clubs and schools in the Blues’ region. BNZ stores will become the main collection […]
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.
02 Nov 2017
Three-time Super Rugby title winner Carlos Spencer will play for the Blues at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens at Suncorp Stadium in February. Described by some as one of the most precocious talents to grace a rugby field, Spencer played 96 games for the Blues between 1996 and 2005, and was instrumental in the club […]
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 […]
01 Nov 2017
The Blues have secured some exciting new additions to boost a settled core of proven performers for their 2018 Investec Super Rugby Championship campaign. Ten current or former All Blacks are joined by some impressive 2017 Blues players to form the nucleus of the side for 2018. The Blues have also rewarded a number of […]
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 […]
24 Jan 2018
Nearly 50 Future Blues returned to the Blues High Performance Centre for their second camp day on 19 January. In December, the 49 players from Northland, North Harbour and Auckland attended a one-day camp, along with their parents. While the focus of the first day pre-Christmas, was on the off-field components of professional rugby, the […]
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 […]
24 Oct 2017
Outstanding form in Super Rugby and the Mitre-10 Cup has been rewarded with Matt Duffie selected for the All Blacks’ Northern Tour to England, France, Wales and Scotland. Duffie is one of six Blues players selected and the only new cap among the outside backs named for the Tour. The 27 year old, who has […]