Tributes pour in for ‘Inga the Winger’

Tributes are pouring in for All Blacks great Va’aiga Tuigamala, who died on Thursday. He was 52.

Known as ‘Inga the Winger’, Tuigamala represented both New Zealand and Samoa in rugby union as well as the Samoan rugby league team in an international career from 1989 to 2001. He was capped 19 times for the All Blacks, including playing at the 1991 World Cup.

Tuigamala also represented Wigan in league and Wasps, and Newcastle and Auckland in the 15-man code. His £1-million deal to join Newcastle in 1997 was a record in the sport at the time.


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