20 May 2017

Stormers too strong in Cape Town

The Blues’ hopes of securing a play-off spot in the hyper-competitive New Zealand conference suffered a brutal set-back in Cape Town this morning (NZ time), going down 30-22 to the Stormers. Referee Jaco van Heerden ruled the match with an iron fist, and as a result both teams traded yellow cards early – winger Matt Duffie received […]

Declan O’Donnell

After staring for Hamilton Boys High School 1st XV, O’Donnell excelled in sevens post school and became a NZ Sevens star in 2010 and 2011. Signed for the Chiefs in 2012 and Highlanders in 2013, but sidelined with injury for much of next two years. He moved from Waikato to Taranaki this year where he […]

Ben Lam

Lam was a latecomer to rugby, yet made up for lost time almost immediately after leaving high school. He grew up pursuing athletics at St Peter’s College, specifically the 100m (breaking 11 seconds), 200m and long jump and has used that speed and strength to dominate the wing in both Sevens and Rugby. Lam was […]

06 May 2017

Two from two in Aussie

The Blues can rest easy tonight after scoring two wins from their two matches in Australia, following victories over the Brumbies in Canberra last week and the Waratahs in Sydney tonight. Even more impressive, tonight’s 33-40 victory over the Waratahs marks the first time since 2003 that the Blues have tasted victory in Sydney – […]

Tanerau Latimer

Tanerau Latimer brings more than 10 years of Super Rugby experience to the Blues. The Te Puke born Loose Forward was a strong leader for the Chiefs from 2007 to 2014 and became a Super Rugby centurion while with the team. After the 2014 season, Latimer took up a contract with Japanese side Toshiba Brave […]

Tevita Li

Tevita’s raw power, skill in finding the gap and evasiveness on the field earned him a Blues debut against France in 2013 while still a student at Massey High School. He was recruited out of high school to play for North Harbour and the Blues, whereby he continued to impress with startling speed. An All […]

Michael Little

The North Harbour fullback has been playing Mitre 10 Cup since 2013 and was a member of the Blues’ Development team in 2014. Little is the son of former All Black Walter Little and has international experience himself, taking part in the Fiji Under 20 camp ahead of 2012’s Junior World Championship.