Teimana Harrison considered for England debut

  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

He pūkenga whutupōro Māori e āta whakaarongia ana e Eddie Jones hei kaitākaro mā te kapa matua o Ingārangi i tēnei tau. He pīkauhanga nui tēnā mā Teimana Harrison, nō roto mai o Mataatua, hei whakakanohi i tōna kāinga rua ki te tino o ngā taumata o te ao.

E ai ki te tumaki o Raukura a Chris Grinter, “Yes we're really excited that Teimana may come through to be our second English Rugby players.”

Tērā ia te whakatau a te kaiako matua hou o te kapa o Ingārangi, a Eddie Jones. E āta whakaarohia ana a Teimana Harrison mō te kapa matua o reira nō tōna hunukutanga atu e toru tau ki muri.

“We've got some great, great players here. A lot of internationals that should be in the teams. Some of them unlucky not to be in there,” hei tā Teimana Harrison nō Te Whakatōhea.

He pūkenga tangatanga tonu a Harrison nō te kapa o Raukura i ōna wā, ā, kāre tōna tumuaki ō mua i te tino ohorere ko tētahi tamaiti ō rātou tērā e whakaarohia ana.

“I would be thrilled and over the moon for Teimana and his family if he does come through,” hei tā Grinter.

Engari ia, rua mano tekau mā tahi i hāmenehia a Teimana mō tōna wāhi ki tētahi matenga eke hōiho wai i te roto o Okareka, ko te putanga mai ko te matenga o tētahi o āna tino hoa

Hei tā Grinter ano, “It was a hard time for everyone involved, “Three very good friends, were out having fun on Lake Okareka and the worse you could imagine happened and so it was a tough time for the families, the boys, and the school.”

Pakari ake nei, pakari ake nei nō taua wā, mō tōna kapa Northampton Saints, kua wikitōria i a ia te tohu kaitākaro pakari rawa o te whakataetae AVIVA i Ingārangi. He mea āta whiriwhiri e te tūmatanui.

“They're the people that watch the game, they're the people that support us you know and for them to vote that I'm stoked, over the moon,” hei tā Harrison.

Ā, kua whai tūpono he raukura anō i ōna tapuwae ki Ingārangi - ko tōna teina kua kirimanahia ki te kapa o Northampton.

“Now with Dylan Hartley and big brother at Northampton, the opportunity for Tiakitoa to go there as well has happened,” hei tā Grinter.

Hei tērā mārama rā anō whakaingoatia ai te kapa whānui mō te kohinga tākaro ki ngā Warapī hei te Hune.