ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Wednesday Feb 2, 2022

WATCH: Captain named for new Super Rugby side, Moana Pasifika

35 year old, former Australian prop Sekope Kepu has been announced as the inaugural captain of new Super Rugby side, Moana Pasifika.

ADVERTISEMENT

Kepu earned 110 caps for the Wallabies in his 11 year international career from 2008 until his last cap in 2019. Kepu became the first Prop for Australia to reach 100 caps and became only the ninth player to become a Wallaby centurion.

In an emotional video, head coach and former all black Aaron Mauger announced Sekope Kepu as the first captain of the franchise. Kepu was announced as the captain in front of the entire playing squad and management. The video captures the moment Kepu found out he will lead the club for the coming season. The video encapsulates Kepu overwhelmed with emotion and met with a rapturous applause as he accepts a commemorative oar from Mauger.


In his acceptance speech, Kepu mentions “this is our village, these are the people we defend for”. Certainly, this was undoubtedly an incredibly proud moment for Kepu and for the staff, players and supporters of Moana Pasifika.

Moana Pasifika will join the newly rebranded version of Super Rugby, Super Rugby Pacific.They are one of the two new sides to join the competition, alongside the Fijian Drua.

Related Articles

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    Wallaby hooker suspended for swearing at...

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    Injury rules Owen Farrell out of entire Six...

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    Jamie Roberts' Australia move confirmed after...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against Queensland Reds

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Racing 92 know how play ‘GORGEOUS’ rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Teddy Thomas rinses defence with BLISTERING pace

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Every Ulster try scored in Europe this season..and it’s glorious!

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fijian Drua show RIDICULOUS skillset and can score from anywhere

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Duhan Van der Merwe makes INCREDIBLE try saving tackle

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fans not happy with another ‘appalling’ red card tackle in Super Rugby

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Fans shocked after old school punch up caught in refs mic

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Fans split over 'dubious' red card in pivotal champions cup game

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Hooker scores masterful try

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Tadhg Furlong produces one of the best ever passes by a forward

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Leicester Tigers respond to hilarious fan incident

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Thrilling clash between Munster and Toulouse settled by a place kick shootout

View All

Funnies

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Dad and 7 sons in Ireland forward pack

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Shocking mistake by Brumbies fullback prevents a certain try

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge hits back at Brian Moore

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby was too violent, says UFC legend

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    England Rugby star Jamie George stuns Soccer AM fans during live show

View All

Amateur

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Epic Speech Epitomises Rugby Values

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Epic touchline conversion from Tighthead seals the deal

  • 13 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Veteran props compared to Tadhg Furlong in new viral video

  • 80 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 117 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

View All

Player Features

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Fans shocked after some huge recalls in the England squad

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Huge opportunity for young prodigy

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    All Black World Cup winners teaming up in the USA

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Tom Dunn drops bombshell after Bath humiliation this weekend

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: 12 minute highlight reel of Antoine Dupont showing he’s the best player in the world

View All