Touch rugby nationals give young Māori a platform for higher honours

Touch rugby nationals give young Māori a platform for higher honours


The National Touch Tournament
has kicked off in Papakura, with NZ’s best battling
it out to see who reigns supreme. The competition
has seen sports stars like Shaun Johnson, Richard Mounga
and Jenny May Clarkson come through and compete. As Tamati Rimene-Sproat reports, the touch production line
is still in full effect. The baby following in the footsteps
of the rest of his family. Tiaan is the youngest
of the McIntyre family, famous in the NZ touch scene. But on the field
he is the leader of the U21 Auckland team
filed with tomorrow’s stars. And these are the skills that scouts from a range of sports
are looking for at this tournament. However, for now, McIntyre
and his team are concentrating on the touch nationals along with following his sisters’
and parents’ footprints. Tamati Rimene-Sproat, Te Karere.

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