Joe Rokocoko

Joe Rokocoko was a player whose attacking qualities are without question.   He had a disappointing season by his own high standards in 2009 and missed out on the All Blacks’ end of season tour to Europe.  But he showed remarkable determination to hit back in 2010, upping his workrate to become the top try scorer for the Blues and reestablishing himself […]

13 Apr 2017

KFC curtain raiser: MAGS v Hastings

Mount Albert Grammar School (MAGS) couldn’t ask for better preparation ahead of the Sanix World Rugby Youth tournament than a hit-out against Hasting Boys High School. MAGS are heading to the international invitational tournament in Japan in just over a week, but not before meeting their rugby counterparts from Hastings Boys High School in this […]

Xavier Rush

Xavier Rush was another stalwart Auckland representative who became an All Black and yet gave some of his best playing deeds to Auckland and the Blues. At first a No 8 understudy to Zinzan Brooke and Michael Jones, Rush established himself with the Blues in 1998. For both province (74 games) and club (86 games) he was a splendid leader, winning the Ranfurly Shield, the NPC […]

12 Apr 2017

Remuera Intermediate donates boots to Blues BFF

Remuera Intermediate stunned us by donating 110 pairs of pre-loved rugby boots to our ‘Best Foot Forward’ programme. Rugby-mad teacher Hayley Buckley organised the three-week collection and said one student had contributed eight pairs of boots and another six pairs. “We’re proud of the way the school banded together to help out other players in […]

Carlos Spencer

Carlos Spencer was unchallenged as the Blues’ most enthralling entertainer with his skill at first five-eighth. He became universally known as “King Carlos” and will be remembered for the outrageous way he taunted Crusaders’ fans – in 2004 at Christchurch he deliberately ran to the corner rather than the posts to score, but still landed the conversion from the sideline to deny […]

Isaia Toeava

Isaia Toeava made a sensational entry into top class rugby as a teenager in 2005 to win a place on the All Blacks’ end of year tour. His versatility has been almost as great as that of Nacewa and he, too, has filled with equal facility for the Blues and Auckland a range of backline positions.  Despite injuries, he continued […]

Ofisa Tonu’u

Ofisa Tonu’u was top value as a strongly built halfback in the first three seasons of the Super 12, before departing the Blues (34 matches) in the draft to the Hurricanes in 1999. His biggest legacy to Auckland may have been in 1995 when with the game moving to professionalism he led many of the union’s best […]

29 Mar 2017

Blues visit Takapuna

James Parsons, Rieko Ioane, Sonny Bill Williams and a bunch of other players brought Blues in the ‘burbs to Takapuna Rugby Club last night. We certainly got lucky with the weather, as around 100 kids joined our Blues players in some games of touch and rippa rugby, as well as rugby skills and drills challenges, […]