Ma’a Nonu’s epic battle with Australia international in MLR
Former All Black Ma’a Nonu is 40 later this week and is still using his body like a human battering ram the same way he did 20 years ago.
Playing for the San Diego Legion now in the United States’ Major League Rugby, Nonu came up against former Australia Sevens international Billy Meakes recently as they faced the LA Giltinis.
Both are hard running inside centres so this promised to be a mouth watering contest, and it delivered, with both players making plenty of ground. Overall, Nonu probably won the battle as his side not only won, but he came away with a try. That try actually saw him run through Meakes on his way to powering over the line, so that effectively seals it.
The Legion won the game 31-27, which leaves them in fourth place in the MLR Western Conference. With two rounds remaining for them, they are still in the hunt for the play-offs, which sees the top three teams from each conference progress.
Take a look at his performance:
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