A seasoned campaigner, Tui has been a regular fixture in the Black Ferns Sevens team since being discovered in the Go4Gold campaign. A powerful and aggressive prop, Tui was once told by former Black Fern Casey Robertson that 'If you believe in yourself on the field, everything else will come', a mantra that has brought her much success. Tui studied sport and media.
Rugby ground: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Rugby player and why: Huriana Manuel - influencial, inspiring, honest, humble and the hardest worker out
Earliest rugby memories: Following my cousins playing club rugby at 3 years old, but not wanting to touch the ball just run around wearing black and red like them.
Best rugby memory: My debut tour in Fiji mid 2012. What happens on tour…
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Casey Robertson; Canterbury and Black Ferns legend, told me one day if you believe in yourself on the field everything else will come and to this day she’s right.
Food: Anything that fills you up properly
Actor/Actress: Portia Woodman
Movie: Rom Coms
Book/Magazine: Autobiographies – Valarie Adams, Richie McCaw
On your itunes /iphone playlist Six60, Beyonce
Holiday destination: Anywhere with white sand, hot sun, and a beach!
Sporting hero: Linda “I Told You” Itunu
I hate it when… I have to play in “Social Grade” sport… #TooCompetitive
I can’t live without… Family, very thankful for them all
If I was a Super hero I would be (and why): A transporter so I could spend more time with people I love “Super Transporter Lady”??
If I wasn’t a Sevens rugby player I would be… Building the Sisters Brand through Sport Media