Aaron Mauger to Step Down as Moana Pasifika Coach after Dismal Season


Aaron Mauger has informed the Moana Pasifika team he would be leaving after this season the New Zealand Herald reports

Moana Pasifika have failed to win a single game this season, and the news comes with the side having to face Drua and Waratahs to close out their campaign.

While he faced major challenges attempting to launch a start-up team, Mauger’s two-year tenure has yielded just two wins from 26 matches.

So far this season Moana heve conceded at least 45 points per game.

The joint Pacific team are currently ranked at the bottom of the Super Rugby Pacific tournament having not yet recorded a win in the 12 weeks of the tournament.

The team selection throughout the season has been highly inconsistent with the team captain changing from week to week, and on-form players from one week would be benched the week following.

“Our mission is to champion the awesome power of Pasifika people and culture, and put it on a global stage,” states the Moana Pasifika website.

“To encourage participation in sport. And to develop and support our youth.. Our Super Rugby franchise is the starting point of our movement, but we hope to expand into new sporting codes and new ventures..”