Blues forward Luke Braid has been named Blues forward of the year as well as Blues player of the year at an award ceremony in Auckland.
The Blues held their internal end of Super Rugby season function at Skycity yesterday with family, sponsors, board members and staff.
For the final team get together of the 2013 season, team awards were handed out as well as milestones recognised for various players - from those who played their first game for the Auckland Blues this season, through to Ali Williams who played his 100th Blues match.
The Blues award winners were:
Back of the Year
Forward of the Year
Best contribution to off-field engagement
Team Man of the Year
Player of the Year