November 05, 2021
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Maunger is Moana Pasifika head coach

Moana Pasifika has announced that Aaron Mauger is their head coach ahead of their debut season in Super Rugby Pacific.

The franchise announced that former All Blacks loose forward Filo Tiatia will serve as Moana Pasifika’s assistant coach.

The 50-year-old, who is of Samoan heritage and played two tests for the All Blacks in 2000, carries multiple years of coaching experience Rugbypass.com.

Since retiring from his playing career that saw him turn out for the Hurricanes, Wellington, Ospreys, Toyota Verblitz and Travisium, Tiatia has coached professionally in New Zealand, Japan and Wales. 

Those experiences saw him coach both Ospreys and Toyota Verblitz before joining the Sunwolves as an assistant coach in 2016 and then as head coach the year after.

During his time in Japan, Tiatia also served two stints as an assistant coach for the Brave Blossoms in 2013 and 2017, while he returned to New Zealand three years ago to sign for Auckland.

By Romeka Romena 


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