12 Apr 2017

UFC legend visits Blues training

Like his favourite rugby team, Kiwi Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend Mark Hunt says he’s “down right now, but definitely not out”. The veteran mixed martial artist was at Blues training yesterday, where he spoke to the team about overcoming adversity and never giving up in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. “I’ve fallen many […]

Rico Gear

The specialist right wing established himself as a player to watch for a number of provincial sides as well as the All Blacks, earning 19 caps for the latter. He also won a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 1998 with the New Zealand Sevens side, as well as a number of World Cup Sevens medals. […]

Doug Howlett

Doug Howlett became one of the Blues’ most consistent performers even though his Super 12 career started as a draft player with the Highlanders (1997) and Hurricanes (1998). A fast and accomplished wing, Howlett was a prolific try-scorer for New Zealand and the Blues. In 97 games for the club he scored 55 tries, including four against the Hurricanes in 2002.

Michael Jones

Michael Jones, another of Auckland’s most legendary players who, like Brooke and Fitzpatrick, was a veteran when the Super 12 started. The great loose forward managed 36 matches in 1996-99. He was captain in 1998 and will be remembered for his intercept try in the 1998 final that clinched victory against the Brumbies.  In 1986 Jones made his […]

Jonah Lomu

The legendary Jonah Lomu was one of the most imposing wingers to pull on the Blues and All Blacks jerseys. He debuted for the All Blacks at 19 and went on to earn 63 caps for the side. From 1996 to 1998, Lomu made 22 appearances for the Blues before moving to the Chiefs and the Hurricanes in 2000.   His […]

Luke McAlister

McAlister debuted for the Blues in 2004 and played for the club for four seasons, during which time he made his All Blacks debut in 2005 in the third Test against the British & Irish Lions. The 2002 IRB Under-19 Player of the Year, McAlister was also the Blues’ top points scorer in the 2005 Rebel Sport Super 14  In […]