Powerful Tasman Mako hooker Samiuela Moli and exciting outside back William Havili, will join Moana Pasifika for the 2022 season.
Moli made his test debut for the ‘Ikale Tahi against the All Blacks. Sam, short for Samiuela, was selected in to the Tongan national side this year and went on to play three tests. A talented junior, Moli made his debut for the Tasman Mako during the 2017 provincial rugby season, just one year after he finished his schooling at Marlborough Boys College. In 2019, his All Black brother Atu Moli left Waikato to join Sam in the Mako colours, fulfiling a childhood dream to play first class rugby together. In the same year, the Mako won their first Premiership title. The 22-year old also played in the 2020 Premiership final where the Mako defeated Auckland to become back-to-back champions and will be hoping for a three-peat this year.
William Havili, brother of All Black David Havili, made his debut for the Tasman Mako in 2018 after coming in to the side as an injury replacement. In 2021, he was named in the Bunnings NPC squad as a development player and made his return to the field in round four of the competition, coming off the bench against Waikato. Havili, a product of Nelson College, was born in Moutueka but his father hails from the villages of Sopu and Kolomotu’a in Tonga. Both Moli and Havili boast flair, strength and youthfullness and are a welcomed addition in to the Moana Pasifika team.See all news