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 […]

05 Apr 2017

Dogged A-Team go down fighting

A tenacious Blues A side fought their way back from a 19-point deficit, before finally succumbing 35-45 to a well-drilled Hurricanes Development team at Eden Park in the weekend. Played in beautiful sunshine ahead of our Investec Super Rugby match with the Western Force, the KFC curtain raiser might even have been more exciting than […]

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 […]

07 Apr 2017

Tickets on sale: BLU v RED in Samoa

Tickets for the first-ever Investec Super Rugby match in Samoa are now on sale. In a historic first, our home game against the Reds in round 15 will be played in Apia on Friday 2 June 2017, coinciding with Samoa’s 55th Independence Celebrations and Queen’s Birthday weekend here in New Zealand. As well as being […]

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 […]

25 Mar 2017

Blues ruthlessly down Bulls

The Blues took full advantage of the heavy lifting in the first 60 minutes, to secure an impressive six-try victory 38-14 over the Bulls from South Africa at QBE Stadium in North Harbour. It proved an arm-wrestle for the first half, with the scores locked at 7-7 at the break. But the Blues gained a […]