Maxime Mbanda rugby player
Maxime Mbanda rugby player

Maxime Mbanda

10th Apr 1993 1.89m/101kg Openside Flanker

Italy name 34-man squad for the Autumn Nation Series

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Kieran Crowley has named a list of 34 players in preparation for the Autumn Nations Series - scheduled from 24 October.       Twenty-six of the players called...

United Rugby Championship Round 2 Teamsheets

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The teams for Saturday and Sunday's Round 2 fixtures of the United Rugby Championship have been named with all details of match officials and broadcast information below.     TEAM NEWS HEADLINES     #BENvEDI Just...

Italy name 34-man squad

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy have named a 34-man squad for the Pergine Valsugana scheduled from 21 to 25 June.    The squad contains 18 representatives from Benetton Rugby, 14 from Zebre and...

Franco Smith makes four alterations to face Scotland

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Franco Smith has made four alterations to his starting XV to face Scotland in their final Six Nations match of 2021.   Ferico Ruzza comes into the second row for David Sisi who...

Franco Smith calls on experience for England clash

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Franco Smith has called on the experience of Carlo Canna and Andrea Lovotti for Italy's clash with England at Twickenham.   The pair have been recalled to the starting XV after...

Italy ditch dual playmakers for French Six Nations clash

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

A youthful French side will host France in the opening Six Nations match of the year.   Franco Smith has rung the changes from the side that competed in the Autumn Nations Cup with one of the biggest...

PRO 14 Highlights: Zebre Rugby Vs Benetton Rugby

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

A season double over Benetton for Zebre for the first time since the 2014/15 season. A slow start to the game saw the two sides trade penalties with Benetton leading 6-3 just before halftime. However,...

Monty Ioane to debut for Italy

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former Bay of Plenty and Tasman Mako winger Monty Ioane will make his eagerly-awaited Italy debut in the Autumn Nations Cup on Saturday.   The Benetton winger became eligible last month and...

Italy change three for French Test

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Franco Smith has made three changes to his starting line-up for Italy’s final group game in the Autumn Nations Cup against France in Paris on Saturday.   The Azzurri are without Jake Polledri...

Italy star Maxime Mbanda made ‘Knight of the Republic’

1 year ago by Rugby World

The Zebre back-rower was honoured for his work driving an ambulanceKnighted: Italy back-row turned ambulance driver, Maxime Mbanda (Getty Images)Italy star Maxime Mbanda made ‘Knight of the Republic’...