31 May 2017

All Blacks bolster team for historic match in Samoa

Six All Blacks are included in the Blues squad for their historic clash against the Reds in Apia on Friday night. It will be the first Investec Super Rugby match in Samoa, and the first major game under lights at Apia Park. The All Blacks on show include lock Patrick Tuipulotu, the in-form Steven Luatua, […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 May 2017

Eight Blues make NZ U20s

We’re pleased that eight Blues under-20s players have been named in the New Zealand squad for the upcoming World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Georgia, to be held from 25 May to 18 June. Those players are Adrian Choat, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Dalton Papalii, Jacob Pierce, John (JP) Sauni, Samuel Slade, Caleb Clarke, and Tamati Tua. They […]

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 […]

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 […]