Melani Matavao rugby player
Melani Matavao rugby player

Melani Matavao

19th Nov 1995 1.72m/80kg Scrum Half

Super Rugby Pacific 2024 Round Seven Teams

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round Seven of Super Rugby Pacific will be the first of the bye weeks of the competition as teams start to make a push towards the finals. The Blues host the Western Force in Auckland, followed by the...

Super Rugby Pacific 2024 Round Five teams

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kids Round is here as all 12 teams battle it out as part of Round Five of Super Rugby Pacific. It begins in Palmerston North as the top of the table Hurricanes host the Melbourne Rebels. The ACT Brumbies...

Super Rugby Pacific 2024 Round four teams

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Round Four of Super Rugby Pacific is here as teams switch up their line-ups ahead of a big weekend of action. It begins with the Crusaders hosting the Hurricanes in Christchurch before Taniela Tupou...

Match Preview: England v Samoa

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

It’s all about Samoa in Lille. England will finish first in Pool D and have qualified for the quarter-finals whatever the result here.  Not that England are taking any chances. Head coach Steve...

Big changes to the pack - Samoa name team to play England

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa head coach names an all-new front-row of Jordan Lay, Sama Malolo (pictured in action against Japan) and captain Michael Alaalatoa and a new second-row of Sam Slade and Brian Alainu’u’ese...

Match Preview: Japan v Samoa

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There’s a lot at stake when Japan face Samoa at Stadium de Toulouse on Thursday. Two sides’ quarter-final hopes are on the line in a ferociously tight Pool D, in which a single point separates...

Fidow starts on wing - Samoa announce team to play Japan

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Samoa head coach Seilala Mapusua has made four changes to his side for their Pool D match against Japan in Toulouse on Thursday, with Taleni Seu and Sa Jordan Taufua coming into the back-row, Ed Fidow...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: Argentina v Samoa

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Everything you need to know about Argentina v Samoa at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne, on Friday, 22 September.     By the time this match kicks off in Saint-Étienne...

Alo-Emile and Alainu’u’ese join the pack - Samoa name team to play Argentina

9 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Head coach Seilala Mapusua goes with continuity with his Samoa team to play Argentina in Pool D in Saint-Étienne on Friday, with only two changes to his forwards and one change in his backs from...

The World Cup Centurions: Romania

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2023 Rugby World Cup is only a few days away. And while there is plenty of young and hungry talent going into this years edition looking to prove themselves and create their own legacies, we at Ultimate...