The Fullback finished his New Zealand rugby career with the Blues in 1996, earning three caps as a replacement draft player. At a provincial level, Cooper represented Hawkes Bay, Auckland and most notably Otago in the NPC. He also earned seven caps for the All Blacks in 1986 and later in 1992. He developed a strong reputation as a fighter […]
20 Nov 2017
Image: 2017 Blues Under 17 Development Squad training at Alexandra Park, Auckland. We’re pleased to announce the under 17 players who have been identified as players with future potential and selected for the 2018 Blues Under 17 Development Squad. Blues High Performance Manager Tony Hanks led a team of talent identification staff from Northland, North […]
The Fiji international played for the Blues for one season in 1996 before transferring to the Crusaders in 1997. He was a strong Auckland winger, playing for the side from 1991 through to 1997. In 2014, Waisake took on the role of Auckland Rugby 7s coach.
14 Nov 2017
The Blues’ ‘Best Foot Forward’ boot recycling initiative launched earlier this year is being given a kick along by BNZ. The bank has become a major partner of the community programme to collect pre-loved boots for re-distribution to worthy recipients at clubs and schools in the Blues’ region. BNZ stores will become the main collection […]
Auckland-born Lee Stensness began his rugby career in first five-eighths with Manawatu, playing for the NPC side from 1989 to 1992. It was when Stensness moved up to Auckland and moved into second string behind Grant Fox that he decided to switch to second five. He made his All Black debut in 1993, earning 14 caps of the next five […]
02 Nov 2017
Three-time Super Rugby title winner Carlos Spencer will play for the Blues at the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens at Suncorp Stadium in February. Described by some as one of the most precocious talents to grace a rugby field, Spencer played 96 games for the Blues between 1996 and 2005, and was instrumental in the club […]
The Tongan-born lock and flanker played 10 games for the All Blacks, six being tests. He made the commitment to New Zealand Rugby at an early age, despite offers from Tonga ahead of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. The Auckland Grammar School old boy was regionally recognised in 1994, earning a spot on the Auckland NPC squad. […]
01 Nov 2017
The Blues have secured some exciting new additions to boost a settled core of proven performers for their 2018 Investec Super Rugby Championship campaign. Ten current or former All Blacks are joined by some impressive 2017 Blues players to form the nucleus of the side for 2018. The Blues have also rewarded a number of […]
The All Black lock played for the Blues in Super Rugby’s early years before moving to France to finish his career with SU Agen. He was selected for the national side to tour England, Scotland and France, representing the All Blacks 10 times but never playing a test.
24 Jan 2018
Nearly 50 Future Blues returned to the Blues High Performance Centre for their second camp day on 19 January. In December, the 49 players from Northland, North Harbour and Auckland attended a one-day camp, along with their parents. While the focus of the first day pre-Christmas, was on the off-field components of professional rugby, the […]