Hawaii Rugby Union Board
President – Tapukitea Tupou-Tuipulotu Tapukitea is the current club President and co-founder for the Hawaii Titans. She is the former VP for Hawaii Women’s Rugby. She was born in Hawaii and raised in Tonga. Speaks fluent Tongan and Hawaiian. She’s a wife and mother. She likes trying new eateries, helping with community services and projects, and loves any type of paddling sport.
Vice President – Atama Vakalalalabure Played Rugby from Elementary Ages to High School . Attended prestigious Queen Victoria School known for grooming National leaders and HIGH School Rugby Champion Teams. Started off playing for H P U in 2010 and now runs with the Raiders . Served as a mission and humanitarian worker for 2 years in Timor Lester also played Soccer at Regional level in that country Currently is the Lead Pastor at First Assembly of God ( East Honolulu)
Secretary – Tatti Sevelo Born and raised here in Hawaii. Tatti stays busy with sports, family, friends and church. She’s been a part of the Kalihi Lady Raiders Rugby Club since 2008 when it was formed.. That’s where she fell more in love with the game of Rugby. Tatti grew up watching family play the game and hopes her position with the Hawaii Rugby Union will contribute to the expansion the sport in Hawaii.
Director of Competitions – Jenny Matheson Education and Training Coordinator – ‘Aisea Tu’akihekolo Tu’ikolovatu Aisea Tu’ikolovatu who will be our HRU Educational and Training Coordinator. He will be planning Referee and coaching clinics and assist our Union in technical Counsel where coaching and Officiating is concerned. Big Island HRU Coordinator – Moa Noble Moa Noble was born in Hamilton, New Zealand. Since the age of 4 Moa has played rugby at club, First XV, representative and international levels. At age 16 his family moved to Auckland where he continued his rugby and had a successful high school season. In 2000 he was selected for Auckland secondary School Boys first XV, and later in 2002 was selected to play Auckland U21’s in his preferred position, open side flanker. In the same year Moa travelled abroad playing rugby in Australia and Hong Kong. In 2003 he made the move to live in Australia. The following year (2004) alongside other multi national players predominantly from the Pacific Islands Moa helped pioneer the Island Breeze 7’s team. Today the Island Breeze 7’s team has developed and successfully won major 7’s tournaments throughout Australia such as Byron Bay 7’s, Townsville 7’s and the prestigious Gold Coast 7’s (invitational). With a current level 1 referees certification and level 100 coaching Moa has made the transition from player to official in hopes to give back to the game that has influenced his life through character building, physical fitness and life long comrades throughout the countries he’s travelled while playing rugby. Moa currently resides on Hawai’i Island with his wife and 3 children.