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 […]

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 […]

31 May 2017

Blues v Reds Super Rugby Preview

We’re set to make history on Friday as the first team to bring an Investec Super Rugby match to rugby-mad Samoa. Here’s hoping the game against the Reds is worthy of the occasion. On present form, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone other than the most ardent Reds fans who’d be backing the Queensland outfit […]

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 […]

05 Jul 2017

Milo Skills and Drills Day at Blues HQ

Local primary and intermediate school students joined us at the Blues High Performance Centre last Wednesday for our annual Nestle Choose Wellness Milo Skills and Drills Day. Hundreds of kids from Royal Oak Intermediate, Christ the King School, Owairaka Primary, and Good Shepherd Primary joined 27 Blues players for a skills and drills session organised […]

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 […]

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.