NRL player Suaia Matagi on long, hard road from jail cell
A drunken assault - then a stint in jail followed by years of remorse and shame.
Daniel Lane12 January 2014 — 3:00am
Suaia Matagi was 15, a gang member, drunk and on a mission to avenge a friend's mother who had been...
Matagi served a year in Manawatu Prison, after being convicted of assault. His conviction meant he could not obtain a visa to travel to Australia until 2012.
Following his release from prison, Matagi began playing rugby league. He played for the Te Atatu Roosters and Mount Albert Lions in the...