Ben bides time to make up his mind to go black or red. Photo: Skysports
Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna has changed his mind about playing for Tonga and now hopes to play for New Zealand instead.
Tameifuna, who was in the All Blacks training squad in 2012, was originally selected for Tonga’s end of year tour which consists of away Tests against Georgia, the United States and Scotland.
Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal bides his time for a showdown. Photo: Skysports
Mourad Boudjellal is planning to take the IRB to court over payments to players on international duty in a groundbreaking move.
The outspoken Toulon president had already made his feelings clear earlier this season when he complained about having to pay the likes of Bryan Habana, Juán Martín Fernández-Lobbe and Bakkies Botha while they were away at the Rugby Championship.
Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna charges forward. Photo: Skysports
Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna is looking to conclude his push to play for New Zealand and instead don the shirt of Tonga in November and the RWC.
The 23-year-old was in the All Blacks training squad in 2012 but hasn’t yet made his debut due to fitness concerns expressed by Steve Hansen.
Saints winger Ken Pisi dives over for the first of six tries against Sale. Photo: Skysports
Samu Manoa scored three of Northampton’s six tries as they thrashed Sale Sharks 43-10 at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.
The hosts took control of the game from the outset and there was first-half tries for Pisi brothers; George and Ken, as well as the American second-row, Manoa’s first try.