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.
Semesa Rokoduguni was the man of the match in Bath’s 21-11 win over Sarasens. Photo: Skysports
Bath boss Mike Ford has lavished praise on outstanding winger Semesa Rokoduguni following the win over Saracens on Friday.
The British Army soldier has made waves since joining Bath in 2012, taking the Premiership by storm and winning a call-up to the England Saxons.
Rokoduguni was at it again in the 21-11 victory at The Rec, with Ford singling him out for praise.
Pumas skipper Agustine Creevy leads the celebration for winning their first Rugby Championship match. Photo: Skysports
Argentina skipper Agustín Creevy paid tribute to the team’s supporters for sticking with them after the 21-17 win over Australia.
Outlining how Argentina played with real confidence in their game plan after the late loss to South Africa, Creevy was naturally overjoyed.
“We always believed in the team and what the coaching staff had planned,” said Creevy.
Kurtley Beale ready to pass in an earlier Rugby Championship match. Photo: Skysports
Kurtley Beale faces a disciplinary investigation after an incident on Australia’s flight to South America on Sunday.
According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Beale is being investigated by the ARU’s integrity unit for alleged verbal abuse of a member of team management on the trip to Brazil.