Maxime Mbanda rugby player
Maxime Mbanda rugby player

Maxime Mbanda

10th Apr 1993 1.89m/106kg Openside Flanker

PRO 14 Highlights: Zebre Rugby Vs Benetton Rugby

1 week 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 month 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 month 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...

No Parisse as Franco Smith names Italy training squad

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Italy head coach Franco Smith has named a 33-man training squad ahead of their Six Nations return later this month.   The Azzurri kick-start the resumption of this year’s Six Nations...

Watch: Matthew Morgan is steamrolled by Zebre fullback

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The first BIG bump in the new PRO14 season came from Zebre fullback Junior Laloifi.   Zebre and the Cardiff Blues got the 2020/21 PRO14 season underway in Italy on Friday night.     The...

Negri & Lazzaroni sign new deals with Benetton

11 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Benetton Rugby has today confirmed that duo Sebastian Negri and Marco Lazzaroni have signed new deals and will remain with the club until 30 June 2022 and 30 June 2023, respectively.   Negri received...