Liam Messam rugby player
Liam Messam rugby player

Liam Messam

25th Mar 1984 1.90m/109kg Blindside Flanker

Classic XV | Hurricanes v Chiefs

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

With the Hurricanes hosting the Chiefs in the second semi-final of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season, Ultimate Rugby decided to have a look at the best players in each position who have played for these...

Super Rugby Pacific Final teams: Chiefs vs Crusaders

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have named a formidable side to face the reigning champions, the Crusaders, in a battle for the DHL Super Rugby Pacific title at a sold-out FMG Stadium Waikato on Saturday. The starting lineup...

Super Rugby Countdown Day 22: Players with the Most Super Rugby Appearances

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Only the best players have the coaches confidence in taking the field a number of times due to their talent and reliability. Here's a list of the top ten players to have been called up the most in Super...

The last time the Springboks beat the All Blacks in South Africa

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Under-fire All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will be looking to defend an impressive away record against Springboks.   New Zealand suffered a home series defeat to Ireland, a first in...

History: Maori All Blacks and Ireland

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The history of the Māori All Blacks versus Ireland or Irish teams is short yet significant.     In 1888-89, some twenty-two years before the official formation of a New Zealand Māori side...

Chiefs side to face Reds

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have made several changes to the starting team from last weekend which punished the Brumbies 40-19 at Waikato Stadium.   This week, they take on Super Rugby AU champs, the Queensland...

Chiefs change four for Brumbies

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs Head Coach Clayton McMillan has named his team to face the Brumbies on home soil following their nail-biting 20-19 win over the Western Force last weekend.   Four changes have been made to...

Liam Messam returns as the Chiefs make 20 changes for their final round robin match

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs Head Coach Clayton McMillan has named his  team to face the Blues at Eden Park on Saturday 1 May with 20 changes to the matchday 23 from last week.   The youthful twenty-three includes...

Chiefs call on services of seasoned warrior

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have called on the services of an old stalwart as a solution to some injury problems in the squad.    Liam Messam and Taranaki loose forward Tom Florence will make themselves...

THROWBACK: When Bryan Habana scored a hattrick for the Babas against the All Blacks

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

A hat-trick of tries by Springbok Bryan Habana inspired the Barbarians to only their second-ever win over New Zealand back in 2009.   The star-studded side coached by former Springbok coach Nick...