February 28, 2022
Inga the Winger remembered for youth work
Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi says the late Va’aiga Tuigamala made a huge contribution not only on the rugby field but off it too.
The former All Black and Manu Samoa winger died last Thursday aged 52.
Mr Waititi says the former Kelston Boys High School pupil never forgot his west Auckland roots and with other played like Michael Jones and Eroni Clark did work with youth and families alongside Te Whānau o Waipareira.
“My memories go back to not just an All Black and a Manu Samoa star. My memories go back to a servant leader, a man of god and a whānau man so ngā mihi nui ki a koe Tui, moe mai ra i roto i te Ariki,” he says.