50 players from 16 different schools throughout the Blues region have assembled in Auckland.

Talent Identification and Development Manager for The Blues, Shane King has been impressed with what he’s seen so far “ (It’s) a quality group of young men from across the region, they have come together well, enjoyed each other’s company and become a tight group in a short period of time.”

The Blues U18’s have been in camp since Sunday at Auckland’s Mount Albert Grammar School. Each day consisting of field and classroom sessions. These include skills and drills, team building, fitness testing, as well as personal growth and development sessions.

It has been intense and rewarding camp acknowledged King. “All players have worked really hard with long days both on the field and in the classroom” adding that he’s been “…really impressed with this year’s U 18’s”

The week long camp culminates in two games at the weekend. On Saturday 13th July our Maungakiekie team will take on the Chiefs U18s at St Paul’s Collegiate in Hamilton. Kick off is at 12.30pm. Then on Sunday 14th July our Maungawhau team will play their match against Hurricanes U18s at Owen Delany Park in Taupo. Kick off is at 1.30pm.

The two teams will be chosen from the list of players selected to attend camp below:


Tu’ukalikali Vaipulu – Aorere College
Viliame Vailea – Aorere College
Finau Halafihi – Auckland Grammar
Josh Fusitua – Auckland Grammar
Sosaia Moala – Auckland Grammar
Rylee Samuela – Auckland Grammar
Troy Hona – Bay of Islands
Jordan Hutchings – Dargaville
Kitiona Vai – DeLa Salle
Wallace Sititi – DeLaSalle
Sofai Maka – DeLaSalle
Theo Van Der Mei – Kaitaia
Ray Su’a – Kelston
Sam Howling – Kelston
Tuuaga Ioane – Kelston
Lenny Soseu – Kelston
Leandro Vakatini – Kings College
Levi Uluakiahoia – Kings College
Israel Otunuku – Kings College
James Brown – Kings College
Dayton Iobu – Kings College
Aidan Morgan – Kings College
Meihana Grindlay – Kings College
DJ (Dylan) Moon – MAGS
Quinton Nichols – MAGS
Rory Taylor – Rosmini
Peter Neli – Sacred Heart
Jadin Kingi – Sacred Heart
Jackson Wiggins – Sacred Heart
Corey Kellow – Sacred Heart
Sean Weir – Sacred Heart
Blake Makiri – Sacred Heart
Brian Lealiiafano – Sacred Heart
Scott Puni – St Kentigerns
Tiaan Tauakipulu – St Kentigerns
Alan Craig – St Kentigerns
Lopeti Faifua – St Kentigerns
Cam Church – St Kentigerns
Jona Matacewa – St Kentigerns
Naryan Strickland – St Peters College
Ajay Faleafaga – St Peters College
Jeremiah Asi – St Peters College
Malipolo Manukia – St Peters College
Jericho Asi – St Peters College
Alfred Nonu – Tangaroa
David Toia – Westlake
Finau Paea – Westlake
Chlayton Frans – Westlake
Jordan Dwight – Whangarei
Javarne Porter – Whangarei