Nathan Vella rugby player
Nathan Vella rugby player

Nathan Vella

10th Feb 1990 1.87m/106kg Hooker

Sam Cane returns from injury for Bay of Plenty

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks captain Sam Cane will make his return from a month-long concussion-enforced sideline spell with Bay of Plenty in their opening Mitre 10 Cup clash against Taranaki on Sunday.   Cane will...

Team News: Nehe Milner-Skudder misses out for the Highlanders as Nareki returns

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The penultimate weekend of Super Rugby Aotearoa brings another classic local derby with the Highlanders travelling to Christchurch to take on the Crusaders.   The battle of the Mainland and it’s...

Team News: Aaron Cruden and Josh Ioane benched for Sunday's clash

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs return home refreshed after their bye week to take on the Highlanders at FMG Stadium Waikato on Sunday 19 July in round six of Super Rugby Aotearoa with both the Chiefs and Highlanders...

Team News: The Highlanders are forced into changes ahead of Crusaders clash

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Aaron Mauger has named a fresh for the front row for the Highlanders clash with the Crusaders at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday.     Injuries have had an impact on Maugers’...

Team News: The Blues and Highlanders line ups for Round Three Of Super Rugby Aotearoa

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round three of Super Rugby Aotearoa sees the unbeaten and table topping Blues face off against the Highlanders, who stunned the Chiefs in the opening round of the competition before enjoying a bye.   On...

Chiefs and Highlanders confirm their line ups for Super Rugby Aotearoa

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs Head Coach Warren Gatland and Highlanders Head Coach Aaron Mauger, have both confirmed their line ups for the opening game of Super Rugby Aotearoa on Saturday.   For the first...

The Highlanders lose another youngster to injury

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Otago and Highlanders’ hooker Ricky Jackson has been forced out of the 2020 Super Rugby season with an ankle injury sustained during training pre-Christmas.   After extensive investigations...

New Zealand Conference: Ins and Outs

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2019 edition of Super Rugby gets underway this weekend and with the first fixtures being played on Friday, we continue our series by bringing you a comprehensive list of transfers which have happened...

Defending Mitre 10 Cup Champions Confirm 2018 Squad

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Canterbury Head Coach Joe Maddock has today announced his team for the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup season, including eight new names from the 2017 Premiership-winning squad.  The new squad members include...

Aumua sidelined for 3 months

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

A wrist injury is set to sideline Hurricanes hooker Asafo Aumua for the next three months. Aumua has had surgery on the fracture and faces six weeks on the sidelines. The Hurricanes then expect the...