This Thursday the NZ Men's Invitational side will meet the Silver Ferns in a world-first clash at Auckland's Pulman Arena. Reporter Moana Makapelu Lee caught up with the team at their training camp earlier this week.
After working with and mentoring many of New Zealand's finest athletes, Sione Faumuinā realised their stories and experiences held a wealth of knowledge. He's created Athlete Empire, an online platform full of motivational and educational content from Kiwi sporting superstars. With the Covid-19 outbreak, Sione believes "there will be a big shift to virtual workspaces and digital online learning".
The Kau To'a were in high demand during the post-match press conferences at Eden Park. Here's significant snippets from the Tongan sheds...
The Kau To'a spoiled the return of Great Britain with a 14-6 victory in Hamilton on the weekend. After weeks of controversy, they are hoping their triumph against the Lions will win back the hearts and minds of dissented fans, as the team look forward to their next challenge, the Australian Kangaroos.
The Papatoetoe Ravens is a Manukau-based junior rugby team who have been invited to tour England, Wales and France next year in what will be a NZ junior rugby first in collaboration with Global Games NZ & Global Games France.Between rugby matches, the Ravens will also get to experience a cultural exchange with a French school, visit Twickenham Stadium and a day trip to war memorial sites in Lille.You can donate to the Papatoetoe Ravens U12R French Rugby Tour here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/papatoetoe-ravens-u12r-2020-french-rugby-tour
Meet Ministry For Pacific Peoples Community Leadership Award Winner Chris Te'o. Chris is the founder of USO Bike Ride, an organisation that uses cycling to raise cancer awareness in the Māori and Pacific communities, and set up the Bikes in Schools Programme for children in Porirua.#SunPixAwards2019
There are 21,000 physically disabled Māori and Pacific in Auckland alone, but as Moana Makapelu Lee found out not many team sports that can cater to them. But one Auckland based team, that is the Physical Disability Rugby League NZ team, are making some pretty big waves in league and they’re preparing for their biggest match yet, a curtain raiser clash before the Mate Ma’a Tonga vs Great Britain Lions game.
Fans braved the rain and wind for the chance to meet their heroes. The Kau To'a, Fiji Bati, Toa Samoa, Great Britain Lions, New Zealand Kiwis, and Australian Kangaroos interacted with fans at the Oceania Cup fan day in the build up to the Eden Park triple header this Saturday.Tickets available in the link below: https://premier.ticketek.co.nz/Shows/Show.aspx?sh=TRIPLEHE19
Competing around New Zealand and overseas, Desire Talia Pologa has been training and competing in Jiu Jitsu for 7 years - and she's not afraid to take on the boys on the mat.