The Blues rugby team for 2023/2024

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Here is the list of players of the Blues for the 2023/2024 season with heights, weights, birthdate, ages, contract length.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
New Zealand Angus TA'AVAO Prop 34 y/o 22/03/1990 1.94 m 127 kg 6 ft 4 in 19 st 13.99 lb; 279.99 lb PRO 2025
Samoa Jordan LAY Prop 31 y/o 05/11/1992 1.85 m 115 kg 6 ft 1 in 18 st 1.53 lb; 253.53 lb PRO
New Zealand Josh FUSITU'A Prop 23 y/o 01/05/2001 1.83 m 118 kg 6 ft 18 st; 260.15 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Marcel RENATA Prop 30 y/o 24/02/1994 1.87 m 121 kg 6 ft 2 in 19 st 0.76 lb; 266.76 lb PRO
New Zealand Mason TUPAEA Prop 21 y/o 16/10/2002 1.88 m 188 kg 6 ft 2 in 29 st 8.47 lb; 414.47 lb PRO
Tonga Ofa TU'UNGAFASI Prop 32 y/o 19/04/1992 1.95 m 125 kg 6 ft 5 in 19 st 9.58 lb; 275.58 lb PRO 2026
New Zealand PJ SHECK Prop 24 y/o 10/03/2000 1.90 m 116 kg 6 ft 3 in 18 st 3.74 lb; 255.74 lb PRO
New Zealand Kurt EKLUND Hooker 32 y/o 05/01/1992 1.80 m 103 kg 5 ft 11 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO
South Africa Ricky RICCITELLI Hooker 29 y/o 03/02/1995 1.82 m 110 kg 6 ft 17 st; 242.51 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Soane VIKENA Hooker 22 y/o 01/07/2001 1.83 m 112 kg 6 ft 17 st; 246.92 lb PRO 2024
New Zealand James THOMPSON Lock 24 y/o 13/07/1999 1.95 m 114 kg 6 ft 5 in 17 st 13.33 lb; 251.33 lb PRO
New Zealand Josh BEEHRE Lock 22 y/o 30/03/2002 - 118 kg - 18 st; 260.15 lb PRO
New Zealand Laghlan MCWHANNELL Lock 25 y/o 20/10/1998 1.98 m 114 kg 6 ft 6 in 17 st 13.33 lb; 251.33 lb PRO
New Zealand Patrick TUIPULOTU Lock 31 y/o 23/01/1993 1.98 m 120 kg 6 ft 6 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Sam DARRY Lock 23 y/o 11/07/2000 2.03 m 110 kg 6 ft 8 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Adrian CHOAT Back row 26 y/o 20/11/1997 1.90 m 105 kg 6 ft 3 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Akira IOANE Back row 28 y/o 16/06/1995 1.94 m 113 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 11.12 lb; 249.12 lb PRO 2026
Germany Anton SEGNER Back row 22 y/o 24/07/2001 1.92 m 108 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2026
New Zealand Dalton PAPALI'I Back row 26 y/o 11/10/1997 1.93 m 108 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2024
New Zealand Hoskins SOTUTU Back row 25 y/o 12/07/1998 1.92 m 106 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb PRO 2026
New Zealand Rob RUSH Back row 23 y/o 14/11/2000 1.93 m 110 kg 6 ft 4 in 17 st 4.51 lb; 242.51 lb PRO
Scotland Finlay CHRISTIE Scrum-half 29 y/o 19/09/1994 1.77 m 83 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 0.98 lb; 182.98 lb PRO
New Zealand Sam NOCK Scrum-half 27 y/o 18/06/1996 1.78 m 85 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb PRO
New Zealand Taufa FUNAKI Scrum-half 23 y/o 29/07/2000 1.79 m 91 kg 5 ft 10 in 14 st 4.62 lb; 200.62 lb PRO 2024
New Zealand Harry PLUMMER Fly-half 25 y/o 19/06/1998 1.84 m 96 kg 6 ft 15 st; 211.64 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Lucas CASHMORE Fly-half 21 y/o 25/08/2002 1.77 m 85 kg 5 ft 10 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb PRO
New Zealand Stephen PEROFETA Fly-half 27 y/o 12/03/1997 1.81 m 85 kg 5 ft 11 in 13 st 5.39 lb; 187.39 lb PRO 2026
New Zealand Bryce HEEM Centre 35 y/o 18/01/1989 1.93 m 105 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO
New Zealand Corey EVANS Centre 23 y/o 11/01/2001 1.81 m 96 kg 5 ft 11 in 15 st 1.64 lb; 211.64 lb PRO 2024
New Zealand Meihana GRINDLAY Centre 23 y/o 07/04/2001 1.88 m 107 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 11.89 lb; 235.89 lb PRO
New Zealand Rieko IOANE Centre 27 y/o 18/03/1997 1.89 m 103 kg 6 ft 2 in 16 st 3.08 lb; 227.08 lb PRO 2027
New Zealand AJ LAM Winger 25 y/o 29/07/1998 1.92 m 105 kg 6 ft 4 in 16 st 7.49 lb; 231.49 lb PRO
New Zealand Caleb CLARKE Winger 25 y/o 29/03/1999 1.89 m 108 kg 6 ft 2 in 17 st 0.10 lb; 238.10 lb PRO 2024
New Zealand Caleb TANGITAU Winger 21 y/o 19/03/2003 1.88 m 98 kg 6 ft 2 in 15 st 6.05 lb; 216.05 lb PRO
New Zealand Mark TELEA Winger 27 y/o 06/12/1996 1.86 m 94 kg 6 ft 1 in 14 st 11.23 lb; 207.23 lb PRO 2025
New Zealand Cole FORBES Fullback 24 y/o 10/08/1999 1.80 m 91 kg 5 ft 11 in 14 st 4.62 lb; 200.62 lb PRO
New Zealand Kade BANKS Fullback 23 y/o 09/06/2000 1.83 m 92 kg 6 ft 14 st; 202.83 lb PRO
New Zealand Zarn SULLIVAN Fullback 23 y/o 07/10/2000 1.93 m 101 kg 6 ft 4 in 15 st 12.67 lb; 222.67 lb PRO 2024

Academy players who have not yet played with the pros

These players are well part of the the Blues squad but have not yet appeared on a game sheet this season. They are in a separate table for more readability.

Name Position Age Birthdate
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Height Weight Height
ft/in
Weight
st/lb
Contract Length Misc.
Nouvelle-Zélande Kurene LUAMANUVAE Prop - - 1.88 m 120 kg 6 ft 2 in 18 st 12.55 lb; 264.55 lb ACADEMY
Nouvelle-Zélande Sika POLE Prop - - - - - - ACADEMY
Nouvelle-Zélande Cameron CHRISTIE Lock 19 y/o 06/06/2004 1.96 m 106 kg 6 ft 5 in 16 st 9.69 lb; 233.69 lb ACADEMY
Nouvelle-Zélande Tristyn COOK Lock - - - - - - ACADEMY
Nouvelle-Zélande Rico SIMPSON Fly-half - - - - - - ACADEMY
Nouvelle-Zélande Xavi TAELE Winger 19 y/o 19/12/2004 1.82 m 90 kg 6 ft 14 st; 198.42 lb ACADEMY
Nouvelle-Zélande King MAXWELL Fullback - - - - - - ACADEMY

Contracts ended during the season

Name Position Age Contract Reason
New Zealand Cameron SUAFOA Lock 26 PRO retired from rugby to fight cancer

Numbers of interest

  • Youngest player : Xavi TAELE - 19 years old
  • Oldest player : Bryce HEEM - 35 years old
  • Average : 25 years old
  • Lightest player : Finlay CHRISTIE - 83 kg
  • Heaviest player : Mason TUPAEA - 188 kg
  • Average weight : 108 kg