Newshub: Six former All Blacks behind new Hawaiian Major League Rugby franchise
“A host of former All Blacks are behind the newest rugby franchise called Kanaloa Hawaii, a team that plans to join the North American-based Major League Rugby (MLR) in 2021.
Ben Atiga, Anthony Tuitavake, Jerome Kaino, Joe Rokocoko, and John Afoa and Benson Stanley have joined forces to become part owners and be the first Māori and Polynesian owned and operated professional rugby club in the world.
The leadership team will be led by chief executive Tracy Atiga, the former boss of Auckland Basketball, while her husband Matt – brother of Ben – will try to build a pathway and academic system at the club. Rugby manager Cam Kilgour will also assist with the program…..”
Full article written by Ben Francis and published on the New Zealand site, Newshub.