Another of the Rams’ Southern Districts crew, ‘Afa’ Pakalani is reasonably well known to rugby fans, being part of the Waratahs squad back in 2011, and featuring heavily for the Australian Sevens side in their run up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, only to have his games dream halted by his Australian citizenship papers not coming through in time.

Pakalani has featured sporadically for the Rams in the NRC to date, playing in the centres and in the back three, starting and coming off the bench.