Mekania

Age: 23

Favourite team: All Blacks

Team playing for: Waitakere College

Representative teams:

National teams:

Favourite position: Flanker because i love carrying the ball up and protecting it at the breakdown also.

When and why you started playing rugby: Just started playing this year, but i have longed to play since i started following rugby in 2007. Also my brothers played rugby and my dad is a passionate rugby supporter so i was brought up in a rugby atmosphere.

Most memorable rugby moment: Scoring my first try in my first 7s tournament earlier this year!

Your rugby icon: Richie McCaw because he is not only the best in the world at what he does, but more effectively he leads from the front and earns the respect he gets.

Most respected opponent: Tamaki College

Other interests/sports: Netball, Basketball, Cricket. Anything with a ball really. Passionate sports photographer also.

What you still want to achieve with rugby: Learn all the skills and take in all the knowledge i can. Practise, practise, practise!

Other Info: i love rugby!

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