Joeli Vidiri

Joeli was one of the first Fijian imports to hugely affect the New Zealand game. He started playing 7s with Fiji before being scooped to play for Counties Manukau in the mid-1990s.   The dynamic winger earned 61 caps for the Blues between 1996 and 2001 and earned huge respect from Blues supporters, even inspiring the song “Give me […]

12 Apr 2017

Blues v Hurricanes Super Rugby Preview

Our Blues will have a massive challenge on their hands when they meet the reigning Super Rugby champions at Eden Park on Saturday night. Desperate to get back on track after a cruel loss against the Highlanders in Dunedin last weekend, our team will be looking to bounce back with a crucial victory against one […]

Ali Williams

Ali Williams was an influential player, captaining the team in 2013 and committing most of his professional rugby career to his home team the Blues.  He was first picked for the team in 2002 and played more than 100 Super Rugby matches for the club. Aside from a one-season stint with the Crusaders in 2008, Williams was with the Blues from […]

08 Apr 2017

Cruel loss in Dunedin

The Blues were beaten but not disgraced in Dunedin tonight, eventually losing 26-20 to the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium. They started strongly, giving the traditionally kick-happy Highlanders some of their own medicine early, booting the ball long, high, and chasing down everything. Winger Matt Duffie once again showed his impressive aerial prowess, taking some […]

Tony Woodcock

As a Blues centurion and the most capped All Black prop, Tony’s experience and professionalism was worth its weight in gold. He was renowned as a relentless scrummager and real leader in the team.  He earned 149 Super Rugby caps, including 12 caps with the Highlanders.  At the end of 2015, Tony announced he would be retiring from rugby after the 2015 World […]

06 Apr 2017

Luatua, Gibson, SBW back for Blues

The Blues are set to welcome back three key players for the clash against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Saturday. The match, which kicks off at 7:35pm at Forsyth Barr, will feature the long-awaited return of Sonny Bill Williams, who will make his debut for the Blues from the bench after rupturing his Achilles at […]

Josh Bekhuis

New to the Blues in 2015, Josh brought a wealth of second row experience. He’s been in the Super Rugby game since 2009, starting with 82 caps for his hometown club the Highlanders. Josh was born and raised in Invercargill, learning the game with Southland Boys’ High School First XV, before starting his tenure with […]

Joseph Edwards

Edwards made his Blues debut in 2015 against the Rebels and plays both flanker and number 8 for Auckland Rugby. He captained the St Kentigern College First XV and was a member of the New Zealand Under 20 team in 2013. Following on from this, Edwards gained further international honours in 2015 with selection for […]

06 Apr 2017

Blues v Highlanders Super Rugby Preview – round seven

It’s only round seven, but this weekend’s clash with the Highlanders in Dunedin could very well be the match that defines our 2017 Investec Super Rugby season. The Blues are currently sitting in eighth place at the time of writing, precariously positioned in the final playoffs spot and just one point ahead of the Highlanders. […]