Quentin MacDonald

Quentin MacDonald has the advantage of drawing on a number of international and professional rugby appearances. The Blenheim native already has experience with the Blues, earning 6 caps for our region in 2013 after spending three years with the Crusaders’ Wider Training Group. He captained the Marlborough Boys’ College First XV and helped the NZ […]

29 Mar 2017

Blues visit Takapuna

James Parsons, Rieko Ioane, Sonny Bill Williams and a bunch of other players brought Blues in the ‘burbs to Takapuna Rugby Club last night. We certainly got lucky with the weather, as around 100 kids joined our Blues players in some games of touch and rippa rugby, as well as rugby skills and drills challenges, […]

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 […]

22 Mar 2017

Blues come to Waitakare

Jerome Kaino, Charlie Faumuina, Rene Ranger and a host of other players brought Blues in the ‘burbs to Waitakere Rugby Club last night. Hundreds of families showed up, and a fantastic time was had by all, as our players ran some fun skills and drills sessions with the kids and even participated in some epic […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]