The Blues halfback joined two All Black stars Jonah Lomu and Joeli Vidiri while playing for Counties Manukau. He also played for the NZ Maori.
The Counties Manukau representative may have only played one game for the Blues, but he made it count scoring one of the Blues’ five tries against the Brumbies. Amazingly, the Brumbies also scored five tries but pulled ahead with two extra penalty goals.
25 Aug 2017
Two highly promising young prospects, Dalton Papalii and Caleb Clarke, will join the Blues in the Investec Super Rugby next year. Papalii has already forged a close involvement with the Blues, as a graduate of the club’s Under-17 and Under-18 programmes before moving on to play for the Blues Under-20 and A teams for the […]
The Wellington born lock got his start for the Blues in 1996 and then again in 2000, earning four caps over the two years. He made more of an impact at NPC level, initially with Manawatu, followed by five years with Auckland and two with Bay of Plenty. He also spent three years playing in […]
05 Sep 2017
We’re working hard on developing and retaining our region’s best talent, with a focus on young players with the right attitude to become successful professionals who have a passion for the Blues. Testament to this, is having Caleb Clarke, son of Blues and All Black midfielder Eroni Clarke, sign with us. We’re looking forward to […]
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 […]
22 Aug 2017
The exciting Blues back trio of Michael Collins, Matt Duffie and Melani Nanai have all signed extended contracts with the club in the Investec Super Rugby. Duffie and Nanai have committed to the Blues until the end of 2019, with Collins, originally signed for just one year, extending his stay for a further season. The […]
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.
17 Aug 2017
Two young locks will jump to new heights in the Mitre-10 Cup competition that kicks off this week after signing extended Super Rugby contracts with the Blues. Auckland’s Scott Scrafton and North Harbour’s Gerard Cowley-Tuioti have signed with the Blues until 2019, after both enjoyed outstanding performances in Super Rugby this year. Cowley-Tuioti, 25, played […]
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, […]