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MY STORY

From the rural town of Ruatoki, New Zealand to the bright lights on the World Stage.

Growing up as the youngest sibling of four was one of my greatest blessings in life. Genetically blessed with sporting talent, we sure were a competitive family and my sister & brothers never ever took me lightly. Mum and dad were both stars in their day and well, I guess that's where our talent came from. I played every sport I could as a kid because that's what made me happy! 

But I never actually found my passion for rugby until I was 15 years old when I signed up to play for my school's rugby team. I joined to play with my friends and this was the start to my Black Jersey journey. My rise up the ranks were much faster than I expected and I learnt quickly about the importance of hard work, sacrifice, humility and resilience.

At 26 years old I have already learnt a lot of valuable lessons along the way and I will never forget what my teacher told me back in Whakatane High School:

"You can only control the controllables"

And this statement has contributed massively to my experiences and successes thus far in life.

career highlights

2018

2018

2017

2016

2015

Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist

Rugby World Cup Sevens Winner

Rugby World Cup Fifteens Winner

International Sevens Debut

International Fifteens Debut

Olympic Gold Medallist

2021

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