mt.wellington

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Martin Moana

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Martin Moana

A talented prospect from the Waikato region, Moana only spent one year at the club before heading to England. A powerfully-built weapon used mainly off the bench.


INTERCHANGE | MARTIN MOANA (#17)

Born in Huntly on August 13, 1973, Moana came through the Huntly South club and the Waikato representative side to earn a contract with the Auckland Warriors and ultimately a place on the interchange for the debut match against Brisbane. His Warriors stint was a brief one but he went on to fashion a long professional career in England making more than 200 appearances in all for Halifax as well as having terms with Huddersfield, Doncaster, Wakefield, Salford and finally Swinton. He retired with a total of more than 300 top level games. Moana represented Aotearoa Maori at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup.

NRL career: 5 games (1995), 4 points (1 try).

Warriors: 5 games (1995), 4 points (1 try).

 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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Thought I had an easy job with Moana when I found this post but after a bit more research the place doesnt belong to him at all. Anyway, nice recent pic of the big fella from August 2021.

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As per our last update Marty is still living in Halifax where he has been for the last 26 years since leaving the Warriors at the end of the 1995 season. According to a 2016 interview with the Mad Butcher he is a Pom now and has no plans of returning to NZ to live.



Visiting Marty's Wikipedia page I came across a this.

Later life - BBEC

Martin now works at BBEC school where he is pastoral manager. He is a much loved member of the school who is appreciated by all staff and pupils. One staff member was quoted as saying 'Martin is a top guy' and has helped alfie wood out

His page history shows that strange update was added in December 2019.


His comments in the above Mad Butcher interview said he was working with kids so it seems to add up.

Was also able to find this post from the Calderdale Community Coaching Trust site as well as the haka mentioned from their Facebook page.

An evening with….. Martin Moana

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The Old Post Office in Halifax was the latest venue for our ‘an evening with’ Martin Moana.

Marty spoke about his rugby upbringing in New Zealand and how he came to Halifax in December 1996 wondering what he had let himself in for with the place covered in snow.

He spoke with Malcolm Kielty about his journey through the UK Super League until his retirement and his career looking after kids in care.

He treated the audience of 30 with a Maori thank you as well as a Haka.


 
bruce

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He was a genuine homegrown talent. If I recall he was involved in the break that led to Phil Blakes first ever Warriors try.
 

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