Amanaki Mafi rugby player
Amanaki Mafi rugby player

Amanaki Mafi

11th Jan 1990 1.89m/112kg No. 8

Picking a Tier 2 World XV

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There is a raft of talented players outside the first tier of test playing nations, some of which could claim to be the best in the position in world rugby.   We take a look at what a potential...

Super Rugby AWAY Team of The Decade

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The away team of the decade, SANZAAR have released something a little bit different.   Having punched in the numbers OPTA and SANZAAR have selected a Team of the Decade based on away...

Australian Super Rugby Team of the Decade

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Having punched the numbers, OPTA have helped SANZAAR select the Australian Super Rugby team of the last decade based on statistical facts and figures.   There have been two Australian...

Former Samoan international cautious over plans to let players represent more than one Test nation

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sir Bill Beaumont is prepared to address the possibility of players from the Pacific Islands being allowed to return to play for their country of birth after being captured by other international teams,...

Top League Round 6 Review

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round 6 of the Top League provided fans with a riveting mix of bruising defensive efforts and scintillating attack. The most noteworthy individual defensive effort came from Honda Heat number 8 Paul Schoeman...

Top League Highlights: Shining Arcs vs Sanix Blues

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Full time Shining Arcs 74 - 11. A well played game by Shining Arcs with a hat trick by Amanaki Mafi despite being sent off with a yellow card in the 7th minute. This win should push Shining Arcs a little...

Test Stars To Light Up Japan's Top League In 2020

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this weekend with a number of test stars of the past and present set to light up the competition in 2020.   With the Champions Cup returning this weekend with the...

Saluting Five Japanese Players That Had Outstanding Rugby World Cups

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The host nation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup have been knocked out having lost 3-26 to the Springboks in the quarter-final.    Japan were inspirational as they became the first Asian side to...

The Miracle of Brighton - How beating the Springboks set the stage for Japan

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan were meant to stand no chance against mighty South Africa but sprang the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history in Brighton.         Shortly after breakfast on September...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Russia

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ambitious Japan coach Jamie Joseph is eyeing history as the hosts prepare to kick-off the Rugby World Cup against Russia in Tokyo on Friday.     The Brave Blossoms caused an almighty...