Zane Kapeli rugby player
Zane Kapeli rugby player

Zane Kapeli

28th Sep 1992 1.89m/130kg Blindside Flanker

Bay of Plenty: Storm Week Continues with Clash vs Northland

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Steamers enter game two of their three-game Storm Week as they take on Northland at the Tauranga Domain to start Round 9 of the Bunnings Warehouse NPC.  Last weekend saw the Steamers...

2022 Bay of Plenty Steamers squad

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bay of Plenty have confirmed their 2022 squad.   The squad underwent their first pre-season hit-out last weekend at Te Awamutu, where they played Counties Manukau and Taranaki in the annual Chiefs...

Nine debuts in Tonga's team to face the All Blacks

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga have included nine new caps in its starting XV to play the All Blacks in the first game of the Steinlager Series at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.   Four of their substitutes could also...

Chiefs change four for Brumbies

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs Head Coach Clayton McMillan has named his team to face the Brumbies on home soil following their nail-biting 20-19 win over the Western Force last weekend.   Four changes have been made to...

Liam Messam returns as the Chiefs make 20 changes for their final round robin match

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Chiefs Head Coach Clayton McMillan has named his  team to face the Blues at Eden Park on Saturday 1 May with 20 changes to the matchday 23 from last week.   The youthful twenty-three includes...

Liam Squire's return and Japan star headline Highlanders 2021 squad

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

There are six new faces and two returning familiar faces among the Highlanders squad announced today. The squad features 22 forwards and 17 backs and will again be co-captained by Ash Dixon and Aaron Smith.   A...

Sam Cane returns from injury for Bay of Plenty

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks captain Sam Cane will make his return from a month-long concussion-enforced sideline spell with Bay of Plenty in their opening Mitre 10 Cup clash against Taranaki on Sunday.   Cane will...

Should A Pacific Islanders Touring Side Be Reinstated and How Would They Line Up Today?

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2003, a Pacific Islanders touring side was given the go-ahead by the IRB (now World Rugby) to compete. The concept that was based on the British and Irish Lions composite side, was put...

Highlanders Reveal Refreshed Squad for 2020

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Highlanders will have a fresh new look in 2020 with 15 players in their first season with the southern-most Super Rugby club.   There is plenty of experience in the forwards with Liam Coltman, Ash...

Samoa won’t temper aggression but this time it’s not personal

3 years ago by Breaking : Rugby

England’s World Cup bid was just minutes old when Billy Vunipola launched himself into contact off the back of a lineout and Tonga’s Zane Kapeli floored him with a tackle that landed the big...