Bundee Aki, in rugby-playing terms, is more Irish than he is Kiwi, and his professional rugby development is down to nine years in Ireland, playing for Connacht.
Connacht have named an unchanged 23 for Saturday’s Vodacom United Rugby Championship semi-final against the DHL Stormers in Cape Town.
Inside centre Bundee Aki wanted everyone at the Aviva Stadium to know he was a Six Nations and Grand Slam champion after Ireland beat England on Saturday.
Bundee Aki will sit out Ireland’s Test against the Springboks in November after being handed an eight-week suspension for his cleanout on Seabelo Senatla in the Vodacom United Rugby Championship.
Bundee Aki and Peter O’Mahony took to the streets of Wellington in high spirits after Ireland’s historic series win, even chatting to the police before sampling some local cuisine from a stunned bystander.
New Zealand-born Bundee Aki has been named to captain Ireland in their opening tour match against the Maori All Blacks.
Ireland and Connacht centre Bundee Aki has apologised after confronting referee Mathieu Raynal following his side’s Champions Cup defeat by Leicester.
Take a look at the images of the British & Irish Lions touring party assembling for the first time since coach Warren Gatland announced the squad for their eight-match tour of South Africa.
Ireland centre Bundee Aki has been handed a three-match ban which essentially rules him out of the remainder of the World Cup.
Bundee Aki was shown a red card for this tackle which caused Samoa’s Ulupano Seuteni to go off for an HIA during Ireland’s win on Saturday.