Coaches are in the process of preparing their rugby teams for the Tai Mitchell Cup. One of those coaches is Moana Waititi putting his team from Te Whanau-a-Apanui together and he has said it includes three players who also whakapapa to Ngai Terangai and Ngati Ranginui.

Most of the players he said will come from around Te Whanau-a-Apanui, Ngati Porou and Te Whakatohea but with genealogy links back to Te Whanau-a-Apanui.

Kei te takatu nga kaiwhaako i a ratau tama tane ki roto i nga kapa whutuporo ka takaro i te Ipu Tai Mitchell. Tetahi o era kaiwhakaako ko Moana Waititi e tiaki ana i tana Kapa o Te Whanau-a-Apanui otira tana korero kua tikina e ia etahi tama tane o roto Ngai Terangi me Ngati Ranginui.