Rene Ranger

Rene Ranger is one of the Blues most dynamic backs, a player with individual flare and ability to produce moments of magic from nothing. He returned from two years in France to join the Blues in 2016, but an ACL injury meant he was sidelined for much of the season. The colourful Northlander was selected […]

Jack Ram

Jack Ram has a number of representative teams to his name. The openside flanker was born in Australia and moved to Tonga when he was three, making him eligible to represent the Pacific Island in Sevens and rugby. Ram earned seven caps for the Tonga Sevens between 2009 and 2015, helping his side make history […]

05 Apr 2017

Meet the Blues at the 2017 Royal Easter Show

Fresh off the back of signing autographs and posing for dozens of selfies after our match against the Western Force last weekend, we’re giving Blues fans another opportunity to meet some of your favourite players. That’s right. The annual Royal Easter Show is coming to town and we’re going to be there from Friday 14 […]

Male Sa’u

Male Sa’u played for Counties Manukau for the first Air New Zealand Cup in 2006 and played 18 times for his province. He also earned selection for NZ Under-19 and Under-20 national teams. For the 2008-2009 season, Sa’u joined Yamaha Jubilo team and has played in Japan since, with now over 50 games there. Sa’u qualified […]

Matt Vaega

Outstanding and consistent form for the championship-winning North Harbour side, has earned Matt Vaega his third year with the Blues. Young midfield back selected for Wider Training Group in 2015, and in as an injury-replacement in 2016, playing five games for the Blues over the two seasons. He played for NZ Schools in 2012 and […]

01 Apr 2017

Force reckoned with at Eden Park

The embattled Western Force were a force to be reckoned with at Eden Park tonight, eventually going down 24-15 thanks to some excellent Blues tries at crucial times. The Aussies, no doubt motivated by speculation that they may be dropped from the Investec Super Rugby competition under the suggested new format, dominated possession early. In […]

Ihaia West

The Hawkes Bay native attended Napier Boys’ High School where he first found the sport. He was selected for NZ Under 20 team in 2012 and was one of the Hawkes Bay Magpies’ stars in 2013, the same year that he was selected for the Maori All Blacks tour of North America. His performance during […]

30 Mar 2017

Strong A-team named to face Canes

Northland lock Josh Goodhue will captain a strong Blues A side in this weekend’s KFC curtain raiser against the Hurricanes development team. The side features Rene Ranger at centre, Kara Pryor at openside, and four players who have been named in the New Zealand U20 squad to travel to the Gold Coast next month for […]