Welcome to our updates on which ex OBU people are making the headlines overseas in the last week or so. This ranges from the briefest of mentions to full profiles.
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Lima Sopoaga

Lima came to OBU in 2010 from Wellington College with a couple of his mates Titapu Pairama-Lewington and Hanipale Galo covering Jerseys 10 out to 13. He was part of the NZ team that retained the Junior world title in 2011. He played a season for Wellington before switching to Dunedin and playing for the Highlanders for several years.

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New Zealand leave 108-cap prop Owen Franks out of Rugby World Cup squad

All Blacks name Rugby World Cup squad: Owen Franks, Liam Squire left out


TJ Ioane

TJ was part of the team from 2008-2010, including when we last won the Hardham Cup. He came through Wellington College and now plays for London Irish and Samoa.
He was also in the Wellington Academy for 3 years, played for the Highlanders and Otago and was in NZ the Secondary Schools team in 2007.



Samoa confirm squad for Rugby World Cup

Sport: Samoa name Rugby World Cup squad

Rugby-Samoa squad for Rugby World Cup

Samoa squad for Rugby World Cup


Hi all. We need a new name for our weekly links to the news reports about Goats involved in rugby overseas. It has had a…

Posted by Old Boys University Rugby Club on Sunday, 1 September 2019