Mauger signing for Hawke's Bay
17 May 2006Â
The Hawke's Bay Rugby Union has secured former All Blacks midfielder Nathan Mauger for this season's Air New Zealand Cup.
Mauger, who left New Zealand in 2004, played two matches for the All Blacks in 2001.
The former Canterbury and Crusaders player moved to English club Gloucester but headed to Japan last year after failing to receive a French passport which would have allowed him to remain with Gloucester.
Mauger is the older brother of All Blacks second five-eighth Aaron.
Hawke's Bay's acquisition of Mauger, 28, was tempered with confirmation centre Jason Shoemark has been ruled out of the season through injury.
stupid play on words
but this is a bit of a coup for Hawkes Bay, he was an awesome player when he was in the super 12. good luck to them