Tributes flow after the passing of former Tongan international Taniela Moa
Former Auckland, Blues and Tonga player Taniela Moa has passed away at age 36 leading to tributes from his former teams.
Moa played for Auckland 58 times in the NPC from 2005-09 before moving to the Bay of Plenty. He made 27 appearances for the Blues between 2007-10 before one more Super Rugby season with the Chiefs in 2011.
The halfback was capped by Tonga against Fiji in 2011 and he played 20 times for his country until 2015.
Auckland Rugby put out a statement wishing the Moa family support at this time.
“Auckland Rugby would like to acknowledge the sad passing of of Taniela Moa,” a statement read.
“Taniela had 58 appearances for the blue and white hoops winning two NPC titles with the Union.
“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the Moa family at this time.”
Auckland Rugby would like to acknowledge the sad passing of Taniela Moa.
Taniela had 58 caps in the Blue and White Hoops winning two NPC titles. Taniela also went on to represent Tonga on 20 occasions.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the Moa family at this time. pic.twitter.com/TeGBgqBCYp
— Auckland Rugby (@AucklandRugby) December 16, 2021
We are shocked to hear of the sudden passing of our Uso, Taniela Moa. Such a huge loss and gone too soon.
Our prayers and thoughts goes to the Ikale Tahi Team, Tongan Rugby and also the Moa family. Rest well Taniela.
Alofaaga from Aiga Manu Samoa
📷 Siti Katoa pic.twitter.com/m5pV4WWBUb
— Manu Samoa (@manusamoa) December 16, 2021
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