Moana Pasifika head coach Aaron Mauger to step down

Moana Pasifika head coach Aaron Mauger will step down on the finish of the 2023 Tremendous Rugby Pacific season, citing a want to prioritize his household.


The choice has been accepted by the Board, which expressed respect for Mauger’s selection.

Throughout his tenure, Mauger has expressed his deep appreciation for the crew, describing it as a privilege to be a part of the Moana Pasifika journey and the broader Pasifika group.

Regardless of dealing with difficult circumstances, he has devoted himself wholeheartedly to the trigger. Nonetheless, he believes it’s now time to return dwelling and give attention to his spouse and 4 kids.

“I really like this crew immensely and it has been an absolute privilege to be part of this particular journey for Moana Pasifika and broader motion for the Pasifika group,” a press release learn.

“I’ve given every part for the trigger in testing circumstances nevertheless it’s now time for me to return dwelling to my household and provides my greatest again to Amy and my 4 stunning kids.”

Moana Pasifika’s chair, La’auli Savae Sir Michael Jones, on behalf of the Board, thanked Mauger for his contributions as head coach.

He counseled Mauger for his work in establishing the rugby administration crew and growing a roster of principally inexperienced gamers.


Regardless of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and storm weeks final yr, in addition to a troublesome 2023 season, Mauger’s unwavering professionalism in steering Moana Pasifika has been commendable.

Jones additionally acknowledged Mauger’s position in nurturing and growing Pasifika gamers, noting the expansion and progress witnessed underneath his management.

He highlighted that 27 Moana Pasifika gamers went on to symbolize their Pacific dwelling nations, with 13 within the ‘Ikale Tahi and 14 in Manu Samoa squads through the Pacific Nations Cup in 2022.

Moana Pasifika will now embark on the seek for a brand new head coach to lead the crew into the longer term.

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