And the curtain-raiser
to the Tonga-All Blacks test should be a spectacle. Former All Blacks
and Pacific Island internationals will take the field
to raise awareness about diabetes and obesity
in Maori and Pasifika communities. Te Rina Kowhai has more. Returning to their second home. These sporting legends
joining forces to raise awareness
about diabetes and obesity. Maori and Pacific Islanders are disproportionately affected
by diabetes. Thus, the star-studded line-up
for the curtain-raiser game will include the likes
of Carlos Spencer, Rico Gear, Troy Flavell with Michael Jones
as NZ Barbarian Legends coach and Tana Umaga
as the Pacific Legends team coach. Getting the call-up
are league legends Monty Betham, Ruben Wiki and Wairangi Koopu. My biggest challenge is that I actually
don’t know how to play rugby. I don’t know the rules. Get the ball and head for the line. That’s all I know
and it’s going to be my strategy. Turning their hands to rugby
for a great cause. On Friday both teams
will play a touch game to warm up before the real game
on Saturday night. Te Rina Kowhai, Te Karere.

Rugby legends on campaign to raise diabetes and obesity awareness

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