Tana Umaga is a New Zealand former rugby union footballer and former captain of the nationwide group, the All Blacks who since 2016 he has been coach of the Blues within the Super Rugby competitors.
He has performed for the Hurricanes because the inception of the Super 12 in 1996 and was named captain in 2003, and Graham Henry named him captain of the All Blacks in 2004. Under his management, the All Blacks received 19 of their 22 video games, together with a shutout victory over the British & Irish Lions and a Grand Slam title in 2005.
At the top of 2005, Tana Umaga retired after 74 Test matches (scoring 36 tries) from worldwide rugby. Tana Umaga made 4 appearances for the Wellington Lions within the Air New Zealand Cup in 2007, making a complete of 100 appearances for Toulon earlier than taking on as supervisor.
In his first season as supervisor in 2008/09, Toulon confronted relegation threats after a poor first half of the season. There was some hypothesis that he may be changed by Philippe Saint-André. Tana Umaga will return to Toulon later this season however has additionally introduced that he’ll now not be a head coach after this season.
After serving to Toulon out of the relegation disaster (the group completed ninth that season), he retired as a participant and remained at Toulon as assistant full-back coach underneath Saint-André. In March 2010, Tana Umaga returned as a participant after Christian Roamanu suffered a critical hip damage. He returned to New Zealand after the 2009/10 French season, changing into a player-manager for Counties Manukau and enjoying for Waikato Chiefs within the 2011 Super Rugby match.
It was confirmed on 23 June 2015 that Tana Umaga would take over as head coach of The Blues on the finish of the 2015 ITM Cup Season. He held the place of Head Coach between 2016 and 2018, when he was changed by Leon MacDonald, however would stay as a part of a secure teaching setup as Defence coach.
Tana Umaga’s brother Mike has represented Samoa in each rugby union and rugby league. His cousin Jerry Collins was additionally an All Blacks participant. His nephews Peter Umaga Jensen and Thomas Umaga Jensen additionally represented Wellington on the senior degree. Romania worldwide Jack Umaga and Samoa worldwide Sinoti Sinoti are additionally shut family members of Umaga.
Tana Umaga is married to Rochelle. They have 4 youngsters. After retiring from skilled rugby, Tana Umaga started coaching in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In 2022, he received a silver medal as a brown belt on the IBJJF Masters World Championships. Shortly after this success, Tana Umaga was promoted to a black belt within the sport by a coach at Alliance Jiu-Jitsu in Auckland, New Zealand.
Tana Umaga has an aviation waypoint named in his honor. UMAGA is a waypoint situated south 10 nautical miles south of Wellington Airport’s Runway 34. It is the Initial Approach Fix for many approaches into Runway 34.
Who are Tana Umaga’s youngsters?
Tana Umaga has 4 youngsters named Cade Umaga, Lily-Kate Umaga, Anise Umaga, and Gabrielle Umaga.
Cade Umaga is Tana Umaga’s son trying to make a reputation for himself enjoying Rugby League for Melbourne Storm. Cade Umaga has adopted within the footsteps of his well-known father, by signing a improvement contract with an Australian rugby league membership.
Tana Umaga’s fourth youngster and third daughter, Anise, was born in September 2006. Anise was enjoying netball for Saint Kentigern College on the AIMS Games. Unfortunately, there may be nothing identified about Lily-Kate and Gabrielle.