Tana Umaga on the 'fine balancing act' he faces in Super Rugby Pacific
2024/04/01

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Tana Umaga, the legendary All Black, has accepted the challenging role of head coach for Moana Pasifika in this year's Super Rugby Pacific competition. Despite his wealth of coaching experience, Umaga acknowledges that this position will be both difficult and special. He previously held coaching roles at Toulon, Counties Manukau, and the Blues, and was an assistant coach for Samoa at the Rugby World Cup in France last year. Umaga recognizes the importance of assisting Pasifika players and improving not only the team but also the Test teams of Samoa and Tonga. He is eager to bring his experience and knowledge to this new role and is determined to build a team that can handle the pressures of being head coach. Umaga also understands the importance of developing younger players and has embraced the responsibility of guiding them to benefit the future of Moana and Pasifika rugby. Although there is pressure to secure victories, Umaga knows that success on and off the field is crucial to earning the support of fans and attracting financial assistance.

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