Graham Henry named him as All Blacks captain in 2004; under his leadership the All Blacks won 19 of their 22 games including the clean sweep of the British and Irish Lions and the Grand Slam in 2005. In 1993 Tana's brother Mike, who played rugby union for Manu Samoa, persuaded him to take up rugby union in 1994. Umaga then suffered his first defeat since his return against Triple H by disqualification on March 6 of SmackDown, after The Legacy attacked Triple H. On the May 1 episode of SmackDown, Umaga returned from a two-month hiatus, attacking CM Punk on multiple occasions, repeatedly interrupting Punk's attempts to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase. , Umaga, having still not been pinned, was then deemed the number one contender for the WWE Championship and placed into a feud with then-champion John Cena over the title. Umaga stopped playing despite his team being in an attacking position; to check that Charvis had not swallowed his mouthguard. , Fatu trained with his cousin Matt Anoaʻi at the Wild Samoan professional wrestling school operated by members of their family.  The Hurricanes reached the semi-finals for the third time in four years. Umaga would go on to make the Tri-Nations XV; a team based on Zurich world player rankings. Cena retained his belt at the New Year's Revolution pay-per-view by pinning Umaga with a roll-up, officially ending his undefeated streak, which had lasted 34 televised matches and spanned from his re-debut in April 2006 to January 2007. Umaga told the coaches he was fit for selection for the Bledisloe match tie against Australia but was again no selected, Daryl Gibson taking the spot on the bench. Romanian international Jack Umaga and Samoan international Sinoti Sinoti are also close relatives of Umaga. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. Tana Umaga was born in 1970s.  Umaga played four games in 2007 for the Wellington Lions in the Air New Zealand Cup, to play 100 matches for the province, before taking up the position of coach at Toulon.
Fatu went undefeated for many months on the Raw brand throughout much of 2006, before suffering his first defeat in January 2007.
 He then defeated Flair at Backlash on April 30. Tana Umaga’s age is 47. Umaga was widely tipped to sign on as head of the Blues franchise for the 2016 Super Rugby competition, following the resignation of Sir John Kirwan from this role in June 2015.
People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. Graham Henry's first choice as captain of his team was Umaga, and after a disappointing Super 12, in which the Hurricanes came 11th, was selected to replace Reuben Thorne.
This led to his sacking and the hiring of former All Black mid-week player and successful Chiefs coach John Mitchell. New Zealand won both home matches as well, claiming the Tri Nations title and the Bledisloe Cup. In August 2014 Brian O'Driscoll renewed his rivalry with Tana Umaga when he completed the ALS ice bucket challenge and immediately nominated the Umaga. He was a member of the Anoaʻi family, a renowned Samoan wrestling family. In his second season playing for the Hurricanes he scored a New Zealand record of 12 tries (now broken by Rico Gear) and earned a call … The 47-year-old New Zealander rugby player has done well thus far. O'Driscoll required surgery on a dislocated shoulder and missed the rest of the tour. His last match for them was on 5 May 2007 at Wellington's Westpac Stadium. Worries about the shape of the team were swept aside when the team smashed Tonga 102–0, in a game where debutantes Troy Flavell and Doug Howlett starred. Early in the Test, Umaga and hooker Keven Mealamu upended Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll in a post-ruck clean-out. Umaga came off the bench against South Africa at his home ground Westpac Stadium. , It was confirmed on 23 June 2015 that Umaga would take over as head coach of The Blues at the end of the 2015 ITM Cup Season.. On November 24, 2009, Umaga defeated Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake. , Umaga played wing for the Wellington Lions in 1994 and quickly became a fixture in the starting line-up alongside his brother who also played on the wing. A late-season return to form eventually brought Toulon to mid-table safety in ninth place.
On November 26, 2009, Umaga and Orlando Jordan were defeated by Beefcake and Mr. Anderson.
 Umaga played for the Wainuiomata Lions and rose through the ranks, making the Wellington U-16 and U-17 sides, and was eventually named in the Junior Kiwi side of 1991.The side also featured future National Rugby League stars Joe Vagana, Ruben Wiki and Gene Ngamu. Baby Boomer is the result of the end of World War II, when birth rates across the world spiked. Umaga was named in the Chiefs' starting line-up for their opening Super Rugby fixture of the 2011 season to face the ACT Brumbies.  His form was recognised and he was rewarded with a spot in the All Blacks, named as vice-captain under Reuben Thorne who would lead the team to the World Cup. Jonathan Ionatana Falefasa "Tana" Umaga ONZM (/ˈtɑːnə ˈuːmʌŋə/; Samoan: [ˈtana ˈuːmaŋa]; born 27 May 1973) is a New Zealand former rugby union footballer and former captain of the national team, the All Blacks.  After this, he once again entered the Real World Tag League with Kea, however, they failed to advance past the group stages. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius. Out drinking after the 2006 Super 14 Final – in which the Hurricanes lost to the Crusaders – Umaga was seen in a bar hitting team mate Chris Masoe with a woman's handbag, breaking her cell phone, after Masoe allegedly attempted to strike another patron.  In that time, Umaga was never pinned or made to submit on television, but he suffered two losses by disqualification and another in a double countout. He nonetheless made roughly €350,000 (US$438,000/GBP 250,000) that Toulon's co-presidents reportedly paid out of their own pockets. This led to speculation in January 2009 that he would be replaced as manager by Philippe Saint-André.  Rico, Billy and Chuck's former manager, also began to manage 3-Minute Warning during this time. During his first stint with WWE billed as Jamal, he was part of tag team 3-Minute Warning, with his cousin Matt Anoaʻi, billed as Rosey.  Daily Telegraph London journalist Brendan Gallagher labelled it as one of the fifty 'ugliest moments' in sports. On Friday, 12 March 2010, Counties Manaukau announced that Umaga had signed for the province as a player coach for the Air New Zealand Cup.  On June 8, 2009, WWE announced that Fatu was released from his WWE contract. Spencer came out unhurt but unfortunately Umaga suffered a damaged posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and was forced to leave the field. He also played in the first Bledisloe Cup match in 2000, dubbed "the game played in heaven", scoring an early try.
 Umaga feuded with Kane for the next two months until Umaga won a Loser Leaves Raw match on the October 9 episode of Raw, sending Kane off of the brand.  After defeating both Carlito and Mr. Kennedy in a triple threat match at SummerSlam to retain the Intercontinental Championship, he interrupted a match between Kennedy and the returning Jeff Hardy, assaulting Hardy and leaving him lying in the ring, thus turning heel once again.  After being separated by different brands, Umaga and Kane had one final match at Cyber Sunday, where Umaga again defeated Kane. Umaga scored more tries than any other player within the team for three successive years, and in 1996 was selected for the original Hurricanes squad. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement. Edward Smith Fatu (March 28, 1973 – December 4, 2009) was an American Samoan professional wrestler, best known for his time with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name Umaga. In his second season playing for the Hurricanes he scored a New Zealand record of 12 tries (now broken by Rico Gear) and earned a call up to the national team at the expense of an ill Jonah Lomu.
After playing 7 games he officially retired as a player at the end of 2011 ITM cup season.
, Fatu (renamed to Jamal) and Anoaʻi (renamed to Rosey) made their main roster debut on the July 22, 2002 episode of Raw as 3-Minute Warning, a pair of villainous thugs. His contract allowed him to play the entire 2006 Air New Zealand Cup (ANZ Cup) season for Wellington before travelling to France. , In mid–2006, Umaga started a winning streak against the majority of the Raw roster, including going over top stars John Cena, Shawn Michaels, and Triple H. His next feud started at SummerSlam, where he was supposed to be an enforcer on behalf of Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon during their match against D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels and Triple H), only to be attacked by Kane as he made his entrance. Fatu and his wife L.T. If you see something that doesn’t look right, contact us. – Who’s the richest Rugby Player in the world? In June, Umaga was re-entered into a feud with Marella, the man who won the Intercontinental Championship earlier in April. Entering that year's Champion Carnival, he failed to advance past the group stages, though earned a major upset win over Keiji Mutō. When they met at the Vengeance pay-per-view, Umaga was solidly in control of the match, but lost by disqualification when he disregarded the referee's instructions and continued to punch Marella.
 Cena kayfabe refused a medical exam, the results of which could cause him to forfeit his title, and then defeated Umaga at the Royal Rumble after wrapping a loosened ring rope around his neck during an STFU.. , On December 4, 2009, Fatu was found by his wife in their Houston, Texas home, unresponsive and with blood coming from his nose. , Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, "Tana Umaga confirmed as player-coach for Counties", "NZ-born former Italian rugby player Kaine Robertson says more Kiwis should head overseas", "Hopefully this really seals it, that we have put this behind us and it is settled", The Sonny Bill files: All you need to know and more, "Mehrtens to take on S African citizenship", "Umaga déjà en vedette (Umaga stars immediately)", "Umaga named as Head of Coach for the Blues", "Filmmaker of Sharing the Love Rochelle Umaga shares whangai experience", New Zealand Rugby Museum article on Umaga, List of Pierre de Coubertin medal recipients, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tana_Umaga&oldid=982260256, New Zealand expatriate rugby union players, New Zealand expatriate sportspeople in France, New Zealand international rugby union players, Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Recipients of the Pierre de Coubertin medal, People educated at Wainuiomata High School, Articles with dead external links from September 2010, Pages which use embedded infobox templates with the title parameter, Infobox rugby biography with rugby league parameters, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 October 2020, at 02:09. Counties competed well, with two hard-fought Ranfurly Shield challenges and a peak of second on the points table. Umaga replaced the woman's damaged cell phone, and the woman went on to sell her handbag and broken cell phone for NZD23,000 on the New Zealand internet auction site Trade Me. JUMP TO: Tana Umaga’s biography, facts, family, personal life, zodiac, videos, net worth, and popularity.
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