Luke McAlister

McAlister debuted for the Blues in 2004 and played for the club for four seasons, during which time he made his All Blacks debut in 2005 in the third Test against the British & Irish Lions. The 2002 IRB Under-19 Player of the Year, McAlister was also the Blues’ top points scorer in the 2005 Rebel Sport Super 14  In […]

Keven Mealamu

Keven Mealamu made his 163rd Super Rugby appearance during the 2015 season, surpassing the record he shared with Reds and Force lock Nathan Sharpe. He initially struggled to hold down a regular starting spot during his first two seasons at the Blues and in 2002 was picked up in the draft by rival New Zealand […]

05 Jun 2017

Blues team vs British & Irish Lions

The Blues club has the honour of becoming the first New Zealand Super Rugby team to play the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park on Wednesday. The Blues will have eight current or former All Blacks in their side to play the Lions, led by Captain James Parsons, when the team was named at […]

Mils Muliaina

The Samoan-born fullback started his Super Rugby career with the Blues in 2001, helping the side earn the Super Rugby trophy in 2003 and tallying up 49 caps. He then moved south to play for the Chiefs in 2006.  Mils Muliaina, as most people call him, is recognised for earning a century of All Black caps between 2003 […]

06 Jun 2017

Taiaha up for grabs at Blues v British & Irish Lions match

Our Blues will be playing for a lot more than pride when they tackle the touring British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on 7 June. A specially commissioned Maori Taiaha will be presented to the winner of the historic match. Named ‘Te Raki’ to denote our geographical location ‘north’, the traditional Maori weapon is […]

Isa Nacewa

Isa Nacewa was at home in any position from first five-eighths to fullback and was a useful goal kicker as well during his 44 games for the Blues from 2005-08. He was another in a long line of legendary Fijian wingers like Joeli Vidiri, Rupeni Caucaunibuca and Joe Rokocoko who have thrived as potent attacking weapons for the Blues.  He would certainly have been an […]

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 […]

31 May 2017

Q&A with Dave Ellis

Blues assistant coach Dave Ellis is something of a rugby nomad, having plied his trade in South Africa, Ireland, Argentina, and New Zealand. We caught up with the highly-respected skills coach near the end of his debut season with our club, to ask him about his life, his work, and his new favourite team. How […]