Liam Messam rugby player
Liam Messam rugby player

Liam Messam

25th Mar 1984 1.90m/109kg Blindside Flanker

The last time the Springboks beat the All Blacks in South Africa

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Under-fire All Blacks head coach Ian Foster will be looking to defend an impressive away record against Springboks.   New Zealand suffered a home series defeat to Ireland, a first in...

History: Maori All Blacks and Ireland

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The history of the Māori All Blacks versus Ireland or Irish teams is short yet significant.     In 1888-89, some twenty-two years before the official formation of a New Zealand Māori side...

Chiefs side to face Reds

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have made several changes to the starting team from last weekend which punished the Brumbies 40-19 at Waikato Stadium.   This week, they take on Super Rugby AU champs, the Queensland...

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...

Chiefs call on services of seasoned warrior

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have called on the services of an old stalwart as a solution to some injury problems in the squad.    Liam Messam and Taranaki loose forward Tom Florence will make themselves...

THROWBACK: When Bryan Habana scored a hattrick for the Babas against the All Blacks

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

A hat-trick of tries by Springbok Bryan Habana inspired the Barbarians to only their second-ever win over New Zealand back in 2009.   The star-studded side coached by former Springbok coach Nick...

'No one could hit you harder' - Liam Messam names the toughest players he's faced

2 years ago by Rugby Dump

In an exclusive column for new long-form rugby website The XV, former All Black Liam Messam has spoken about the hardest men he's played rugby against, and what makes them tick. Unsurprisingly, a South...

'No one could hit you harder' - Liam Messam names the toughest players he's faced

2 years ago by Rugby Dump

In an exclusive column for new long-form rugby website The XV, former All Black Liam Messam has spoken about the hardest men he's played rugby against, and what makes them tick. Unsurprisingly, a South...

Liam Messam discusses Springbok physicality

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Liam Messam, a celebrated hard man of the All Blacks, who currently plies his trade for Toulon in the French Top 14, has opened up about the physical challenge that comes with playing the Springboks, according...