Sevens rugby player Honey Hireme is set to play for the Tainui in the Indigenous Sevens Tournament held this weekend in Cambridge.
The tournament is promoted by All Black Liam Messam.
Hireme says, “It really does just bring all the cultures together and playing rugby in that setting.”
Although Hireme has had a full on year so far with work, she still finds time to train. Her role with Life Unlimited is working with people with disabilities.
“We do a fair bit of running and cross fit, speed work and we do core and ab work,” says Hireme.
Honey Hireme is that committed to the tournament she will not only play for Tainui but will also assist in coaching the Tūhoe team.
“We have recruited Māori, Pacific island and we even have a Fijian in one of the teams we have gone for all cultures together,” says Hireme.
All Blacks loose forward Liam Messam's new sevens tournament has had huge interest.
“With indigenous we have also got Samoan teams and Fijian and those flares running around on Saturday should be good to watch,” says Messam.
Liam says he wants to invest in the future of the sport. In two weeks' time Hireme she will be in camp with the New Zealand team.
But first she wants her teams to do their best this weekend.