New Taniwha Signings


Some great news to start the new season for Taniwha supporters with some positive signings.

Southland fullback and new Hurricanes signing Josh Moorby has been signed by the Taniwha. This will put smiles on a few die hards faces as fullback has been a real area of concern since Solomon Alaimalo moved on after the 2017 season.

Tight head prop Chris Apoua has decided to move home and link up with the Taniwha after an impressive season with the Southland Stags which also saw Apoua recruited into the newly formed Moana Pacifika super franchise.

Halfback Lasito Milo Harris has also signed with the Taniwha. Harris who has had provincial time with Auckland, Taranaki & Southland along with a stint with the Chiefs in 2020 will add some real depth to a position the Taniwha have struggled to fill in the past 2 seasons.

Harris is also part of the current Blues wider training squad.

Former Blues & Northland skipper Matt Moulds returns to the Taniwha after a stint in the UK with Worcester Warriors & Gloucester.

Moulds will be hoping to add to his 54 games that he played in between 2013-2019. Like the halfback and fullback positions, hooker has also been a problem area in terms of backup suitability.
Moulds will add plenty of experience in this position especially if the reports regarding Jordon Olsen taking a break for family reasons in the 2022 season are correct

Blues under 20 and Auckland centre Heremaia Murray returns north at the perfect time especially with Scott Gregory calling time at the Taniwha.

Gregory who debuted for the Taniwha in 2018 ,also making the NZ under 20s in 2018 & 2019 and the Highlanders in 2020 is linking up with the Southland Stags in 2022.

Up to 20 players including the names mentioned have been signed for the 2022 season ,at this stage I will sit on these names as they will be made more public in the coming weeks…

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