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Ma'a Nonu Re-Signs with the San Diego Legion for 2024!

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5 months ago

Ma'a Nonu is Back for 2024

The San Diego Legion proudly announces the re-signing of the legendary All-Black and two-time Rugby World Cup champion Ma'a Nonu for the 2024 Major League Rugby season. This monumental signing heralds an era of ambition and success for the Legion as they set their sights on the ‘Quest For The Shield’ title this season.

Ma'a Nonu's career speaks for itself; his reputation as one of the world's most dynamic and skilled players is undeniable. With 103 Test matches under his belt for New Zealand, Nonu has established himself as a formidable presence on the international rugby scene.

“The Legend is back for another year. We are thrilled to have Ma’a back for the 2024 MLR season after an outstanding 2023. Ma’a had a major influence on our team last season on and off the field and was a major factor in us having a very successful season, playing in the MLR final and us breaking Club and League records along the way. We go again.”

Danny Lee, Head Coach and Director Of Rugby.

Nonu's World Cup experiences are particularly noteworthy. He has won two World Cups, 5 Tri-Nations/Rugby Championships, and 8 Bledisloe Cups. His club career is equally distinguished, featuring 159 games in Super Rugby; he sits in seventh place on Super Rugby's all-time try-scoring chart with 56 tries. Nonu's professional journey has seen him don the jerseys of the Hurricanes, Highlanders, Blues, Chiefs, and Toulon in France and now, once again, the San Diego Legion in the USA.

Nonu's accolades speak volumes about his impact on the sport. In 2015, he was awarded the New Zealand Player of the Year award. In 2016, he won the Sportsperson of the Year and has also been appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to rugby. In 2020, he was honored with inclusion in the World Rugby Team of the back-to-back decades from 2000—2019.

Join the Legion Movement

We invite all rugby fans and sports enthusiasts to join us in welcoming Ma'a Nonu back to the San Diego Legion. Get your tickets now at Legion Rugby and be part of an unforgettable rugby experience. Don’t miss the action – secure your seats today!


The San Diego Legion is a professional rugby team based in San Diego, California. They are one of the founding members of Major League Rugby (MLR), the premier rugby union competition in North America. The San Diego Legion has been instrumental in championing the growth and popularity of rugby union throughout North America. The team is dedicated to rigorous training, strategic gameplay, community engagement, and a commitment to excellence on and off the field. The team is committed to growing the sport of rugby across the region and providing a top-tier experience for fans and players alike. The San Diego Legion prides itself on fostering a culture of teamwork, respect, and integrity. For more information on the San Diego Legion and the upcoming season and to purchase tickets, please visit

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