Mana Otai

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Mana Otai
Date of birth 1968 (age 45–46)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995  Tonga 5
Coaching career
Years Club / team

2012-
Auckland RFU
 Tonga
Rugby union career

K. Manakaetau F. 'Otai (born 21 September 1968[1]) is coach of the Tonga national team (ʻIkale Tahi (Sea Eagles)). He was educated at St Peter's College, Auckland and played club rugby in Auckland. His playing position was as flanker (No 8).[1] Otai represented Tonga, being capped for the first time on 11 February 1995 against Japan at Nagoya. Otai was the Tongan team captain in the 1995 Rugby World Cup competition,[2] in which he scored a try.[1] Otai was an All Black trialist in 1994.[2]
He was named coach of Tonga national team in September, 2012.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mana 'Otai". Tonga ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 14 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "More Records for Hastings". The Independent. 31 May 1995. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mana 'Otai, 'Ikale Tahi's new Head Coach". Matangitonga.to. 5 September 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Australia Toutai Kefu
(caretaker)
Tonga National Rugby Union Coach
2012-present
Succeeded by
present