Nepo Laulala rugby player
Nepo Laulala rugby player

Nepo Laulala

6th Nov 1991 1.84m/133kg Tighthead Prop

Former All Blacks scrum coach joins Auckland outfit

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Blues have landed recent All Blacks scrum guru Greg Feek ahead of the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific season. Feek was the mind behind a New Zealand scrum...

Rugby World Cup 2023 final preview: New Zealand v South Africa

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

 Everything you need to know about New Zealand v South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2023 final at Stade de France, on Saturday, 28 October. The two three-time champions and the current top two men’s...

RWC Match Day Programme New Zealand vs South Africa

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a tournament where the praises of the north were sung far and wide. Echoes of a first Northern Hemisphere victory since the heroics of Johnny Wilkinson's Engand side in 2003. However, much like most...

Retallick starts final ahead of Whitelock - New Zealand name team to play South Africa

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster has named his match-day 23 to face South Africa at Stade de France on Saturday, with one change to the starting line-up from the semi-final against Argentina and one among...

Match Preview: New Zealand v Italy

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Strange as it may seem, this match in Lyon is a must-win for New Zealand. The All Blacks come into this match third in Pool A, five points adrift of opponents Italy, and a further three behind leaders...

PREVIEW: ALL BLACKS V ITALY (RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023)

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All eyes turn to Lyon as the All Blacks square off with Italy in a crunch Pool A clash which could decide the quarterfinal fates of both teams.   MATCH DETAILS: All Blacks v Italy, Friday...

Nine changes for All Blacks ahead of Italy

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster has made nine changes in his starting XV from their 71-3 victory against Namibia for Friday's Pool A match against Italy in Lyon. Only Ofa Tuungafasi, Nepo Laulala, Brodie...

Match Day Programme: New Zealand v Namibia

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand are currently on a two game losing streak, after suffering crushing defeats to the Springboks in a world cup warm-up game and to hosts France on opening day. The All Blacks will face a spirited...

Whitelock draws level with McCaw - New Zealand name team to play Namibia

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Second-row Sam Whitelock will draw level with Richie McCaw as the most capped All Black when he wins his 148th cap and Damian McKenzie starts his first Rugby World Cup test at fly-half as New Zealand head...

Jordie Barret left out of All Blacks RWC Opener

8 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks midfielder Jordie Barrett has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup opener against France, joining injured starters Tyrel Lomax, Brodie Retallick and Shannon Frizell on the sideline. Barrett’s...