Sons change codes

The sons of former Kiwis captain Hugh McGahan and ex-All Blacks skipper Tana Umaga have chosen to play league rather than pursue representative careers in union. Matt McGahan, 17, and Cade Umaga, 16, are junior stars in the rival code, with McGahan, a five-eighth, named man of the match in the New Zealand rugby union schoolboys’ 3-21 defeat of their Australian rivals in Dunedin on October 6, and Umaga being named in the national under-17 merit team. Both had been considered future All Blacks but Melbourne Storm recruitment manager Darren Bell snuck under the guard of the NZRU to lure them to league, and predicts they will be one day playing together in the NRL team. “Both of them are very, very talented, and obviously they have good pedigrees,” Bell said. “In fact, I’d go as far as to say McGahan is the most exciting kid I have seen.”


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Tricky Golf Moves With Tania Tare

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