Amanaki Mafi rugby player
Amanaki Mafi rugby player

Amanaki Mafi

11th Jan 1990 1.89m/112kg No. 8

Saluting Five Japanese Players That Had Outstanding Rugby World Cups

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The host nation for the 2019 Rugby World Cup have been knocked out having lost 3-26 to the Springboks in the quarter-final.    Japan were inspirational as they became the first Asian side to...

The Miracle of Brighton - How beating the Springboks set the stage for Japan

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan were meant to stand no chance against mighty South Africa but sprang the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history in Brighton.         Shortly after breakfast on September...

Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Russia

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Ambitious Japan coach Jamie Joseph is eyeing history as the hosts prepare to kick-off the Rugby World Cup against Russia in Tokyo on Friday.     The Brave Blossoms caused an almighty...

Rugby World Cup Update

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

An update from Japan as we are just two days away from the start of the tournament.         Hosts Japan name team for Rugby World Cup opener against Russia     FULL...

Hosts Japan name team for Rugby World Cup opener against Russia

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named his team for the Pool A match against Russia at Tokyo Stadium on Friday, 20 September:     Blindside flanker Michael Leitch will become the second player...

Winners & Losers: Japan v South Africa

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The Springboks were full value for their comprehensive 7-41 victory over Japan in their final Rugby World Cup warm up match on Friday as they ran in six tries, three of which going to winger Makazole...

Five Tier Two Players To Watch At The Rugby World Cup

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Rugby World Cup is fast approaching with most nations having already confirmed their 31 man squads for the showpiece in Japan.       As we continue to build to what many fans, coaches...

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his 31-man Japan squad who will represent the host nation when the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next month.   Michael Leitch will captain the side and...

Japan, USA, Fiji claim Pacific Nations Cup wins

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan thrashed Tonga 41-7 in the Pacific Nations Cup, while the USA stunned Samoa and Fiji cruised past Canada.     Japan secured a confidence-boosting win ahead of the World Cup when they...

Super Rugby Stats & Facts: Waratahs Vs Sunwolves

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

A look at 8 stats and facts ahead of the Super Rugby round 7 clash between Waratahs Vs Sunwolves at Newcastle Sportsground.      1. The Waratahs have won each of their previous four Super...