Kaupapa: Rugby

He whakatā mā te kapa Ōpango Māori ki Fiji

He arotake, he whakatā te mahi a te kapa Ōpango Māori whai muri i tā rātou whakamātautau tuatahi o te tau ki te kapa o Whīti i Suva.

Kāhore tētahi i whara, hāunga i a Heiden Bed-Well Curtis me tōna māhunga. Mō te tukinga, e mōhio pū ana rātou ngā wāhanga me whakapakari mō te wiki e tū mai nei, engari e harikoa tonu ana i eke panuku rātou.

Tokoiwa ngā ihuhūpe, he miharotanga mō rātou me ō rātou whānau. Harikoa ana hoki te kaiako a Colin Cooper, kua whakauru atu ētahi kaitākaro hou ia tau.

Otere Black says, “This is the ultimate for me, making the Māori team, for all boys like myself who have been brought up around the Māori culture. This is the best to play and represent my tribe and family in this jersey.”

Heoi me piki ake te taumata takaro hei tera wiki ki te tukinga ki te kapa Barbarians o Aotearoa me ō rātou whakamōrearea a Cory Jane rāua ko Ihaia West. Ka whakahokia atu ngā akoranga ki Aotearoa, ki reira tākaro ai ki mua i te aroaro o te iwi kāinga mo te wā tuatahi i ngā tau e rima.