"Misiluni Moananu was a friend of mine. He was a team mate too. A hell of a player who helped Kowloon at a time where they needed his contribution both on and off the pitch. His legacy lives on.
The All Blacks culture is being spoken about a lot at the moment. Luni was the first player I ever heard talking about the team being family, he used to say in his big gentle Wellington accent, 'come round my Kowloon brothers'. He was right, we were brothers, sharing experiences good and bad and coming out the other side, sometimes for the better but always together.
He was a giant in HK and helped the local players joining Kowloon and gave them as much time as the experienced players and his mates. He made them feel safe and valued, a trait not all have. Luni had it in every ounce of his giant frame.
I can remember at So Kon Po Luni crashing around the corner off 9, just inside me and thinking 'good luck tackling that' - he ran hard every time he got his hands on the ball and loved to scrum. He worked hard.
Getting to the final in the Manila 10s was a lot of fun, and probably the less said the better. Luni was unstoppable. It was like the Hangover but with rugby.
Luni was a gentle giant, a fantastic man and a Club Rugby Legend. Luni is a great addition to the game they play in heaven and will be sadly missed. Life is better for having met some folk, mine is for calling Luni my friend.
Thoughts with his huge family, many friends and team mates."
Rest in Peace Luni.
Happiness is Egg Shaped but but today filled with gratitude and sadness