badge image
badge image

Blues News

Stay update to with Club news.

To sign up for the Blues News newsletter, please fill in the form below.

Fistpump for Ash

Ash has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is currently in Christchurch receiving treatment. As you can imagine it is a rather stressful time for him and his family.

Ash plays for our U9 team - he has been a member of the NRFC since he joined the U6s and loves his rugby. Ash started to feel unwell part way through this season, but still turned up to every game and training that he could, always giving it his all.

Lisa, his coach has designed, with the help of probrands, a t-shirt in his favourite colour – red.

You can buy the t-shirt and show your support for Ash by sending a photo of you wearing the t-shirt to Lisa ( who will forward the images to Ash and his family. The idea is that Ash will see how many people are supporting him and are ‘part of his team’. And of course, all proceeds will go to his family to help with anything they may need.

Ash sent Lisa a video message from his hospital bed the other day saying he can't wait to get better so he can play rugby again!


Ash doing what he loves.

Junior Rugby:Goodman 7s, 14th August

Congratulations to all the teams that competed in the Goodman 7s.

Nelson U13

Nelson U13 team


1st: Nelson

2nd: Moutere Black


1st: Central

2nd: Waimea


1st: Huia

2nd: Wanderers Blue

It was a great day, with a very busy schedule so that all the games would be over in time for participants to cheer the Mako to victory.

We want to thank our guests of honor Trish and Jane Goodman, Gary, Chris and the Mako Development Squad for refereeing the games, helping set up / take down all the equipment and Quentin and Jo for all the hard work they put in to make the day work.

Central U12 resized

Central U12 with Trish and Jane Goodman and Quentin Harwood

Hui receiving prizes

Hui U11 team receiving their prize

Q Jo

Quentin and Jo Harwood

All Blacks 21All Blacks squad named for Steinlager series

Congratulations David Havili and Ethan Blackadder.

We know how hard you have both worked to achieve this goal and it is well deserved.

David and Ethan were both outstanding this season and their selections reflect the contribution they made to the Mako and Crusader successful seasons.

Coach Ian Foster was impressed with how David stepped into that fullback role and the skill set that he brings to a game - a great ball carrier in terms of his leg drive and in the tackle he's physical in that area and certainly he's grown in his defensive accuracy and what he does there. He brings a nice all-round skill set.

Ethan Blackadder - the impressive features of Ethan's game were his consistency in his play and an ability to absorb requirements and develop them.

Recognising service

This year we recognised the contribution, loyalty, and commitment of five players that wear the jersey with pride, honouring the tradition and values of the club.

Dylan Turnbull played his 100th game for the club. Dylan joins an elite few to achieve this milestone.

Dave Egelstaff, Asher Wells, Christian Tupuola and Inoke Latu all played their 50th game for the club.

Dylan Turnball

Dylan Turnball

Dave Egelstaff

Dave Egelstaff

Asher Wells

Asher Wells

Christian Tupuola

Christian Tupuola

Inoke Latu

Inoke Latu

Blues News

15/12/2020 - 2020 wrap

23/11/2020 -Message from Junior Club Captain

6/11/2020 - AGM 2020

27/10/2020 - 150th Wrap

25/9/2020 - Junior BBQ, presentation and parade

17/9/2020 - 150th Celebration Update

4/9/2020 - Goodman 7s cancelled

27/8/2020 - 150th Celebrations

22/8/2020 - Junior rugby this weekend

12/8/2020 - Junior team photos postponed

22/7/2020 - Junior rugby kicks off this weekend

19/3/2020 - 150th Celebration Cancelled

12/3/2020 - Wellington Football Club 150th celebrations

26/2/2020 - Junior Registration Day

26/2/2020 - Register now for our 150th celebrations

12/2/2020 - Nelson Rugby Football Club Junior Registration

29/1/2020 - Wellington Trip - March 2020


7/11/2020 - Quiz Night

9/10/2020 - AGM 2019

09/20/2019 - Blues News September 2019

07/26/2019 - Blues News July 2019

06/07/2019 - Blues News June 2019

03/14/2019 - Senior competition kicks off this weekend

02/20/2019 - Blues News, Update 7, February 2019

SSD 9023