Total London Welsh Appearances
CAREER Apps Tries Pts
League 14  10 
Cup
Friendly
Total 17 2 10
SEASON Apps Tries Pts
League 14  10 
Cup
Friendly
Total 17 2 10
Biography
Nathan broke into Aucklandís ITM Cup squad in 2011, and the following year helped them go on to reach the final.

This year he was part of the side that made the semi-finals. In total, Vella was capped 14 times by Auckland in the ITM Cup, scoring one try.

Dynamic round the park, Nathan is a vocal leader on the pitch and shows real leadership qualities.

Nathan, who can also play blindside flanker, has represented Auckland in almost every age grade, from Under-14s through to Auckland Juniors and up to ITM Cup.

He attended Auckland Grammar School where he played in the 1st XV for three seasons, captaining the side in 2008, and was also captain of the Auckland Club champions, Grammar Carlton in 2012.

He was part of the New Zealand Under 17 Development Squad.

Born in Henderson, New Zealand, Nathan is EQP qualified through his grandfather who was born in Tolworth, Surrey.