24 Feb 2021

The Ah Kuoi sporting legacy

From Champions of the Pacific, 6:07 am on 24 February 2021

Sport is in the blood for the Ah Kuoi family.

Wellington Samoa Rugby Union President Ken Ah Kuoi remembers watching his dad play rugby in Samoa before he too began running around the fields of Apia barefoot with a ball under his arm.

Kiwis rugby league legend Fred Ah Kuoi is also on the family tree as well as a couple of ex-Manu Samoa internationals.

Now settled in Wellington, Ken follows the fortunes of his son, Naitoa Ah Kuoi, who is about to begin his second year of Super Rugby with the Chiefs.

Although Ken, who still makes regular cameo appearances for the Marist St Pats Presidents team, reckons he'd still beat the Moana Pasifika lock in a foot-race.