Lock Milton Ngauamo forged out a successful career overseas, playing for Calvisano in Italy and Lyon in France, as well as playing international rugby for Tonga following his one-off season with the Hurricanes in 2002.
Ngauamo came to the Hurricanes with four years of first class rugby behind him, two for Auckland in 1998-1999 and two for Wellington in 2000-2001. The first four of Ngauamo’s five Hurricanes caps were off the bench, earning his first start at lock against the Chiefs in the last round of the season.
Ngauamo subsequently made his Tongan test debut in June 2003 against France, and locked the Tongan scrum throughout the 2003 World Cup alongside another former Hurricane. Inoke Afeaki. He was in Europe playing forCalvisano and then Lyon for several years, during which time he helped the side to beat Treviso 25-20 in the 2005 Italian championship final, their first title after previously appearing in the final on four consecutive occasions.
Ngauamo made the New Zealand U21s in 1997 and is the younger brother of former Auckland midfielder Johnny Ngauamo who played for the title winning Blues side in 1996.
He now resides in SE Queensland, Australia, where he continued playing at club level and coaching on the Gold Coast in 2010 and 2011.