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 […]

Hoani Matenga

The Christchurch Boys’ High School old boy and Lock went down the traditional student route before earning a shot at professional rugby. Matenga graduated from Otago University in 2009, where he earned a degree in Tourism & Marketing. It was also the same year that he earned his first provincial Cup contract with Otago, followed up […]

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 […]

Nic Mayhew

The young and explosive prop from Auckland’s North Shore has already played international rugby with the Harlequins in England’s Aviva Premiership. He started out with Northcote Rugby Club and soon graduated to North Harbour’s Development Squad in 2010, earning his first cap for the team that same year. Mayhew left for England in 2011, along […]

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 […]

Matt McGahan

At just 22, the former Mount Albert Grammar School first five and playmaker is bringing plenty of rugby and life experience to the Blues. He captained MAGS to a national title in in 2010 and earned a spot on the NZ Secondary Schools team the same year. In 2011, McGahan – the son of former […]

Sam Prattley

Sam Prattley is one of the Blues quiet achievers, unafraid to put in plenty of hard training to develop his skills. The Blenheim-born prop attended Nelson College, playing for the NZ U20 side in 2010, the same year as his debut for the Tasman Makos where he played 29 times. He shifted north in 2013 […]

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. […]

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 […]