Papatoetoe High School student Ricshay Lemanu will represent her country at age-grade international sevens later this year.
The pair are quickly making a name for themselves at Taranaki premier club level with their impressive start for Clifton rugby club in 2018.
The 19-year-old represented Samoa last year at the World Rugby Championship U20s tournament - now he'll pull on the black jersey.
Akau'ola is the younger brother of former Wests Tigers and Panthers player Sitaleki, but is determined to make his mark in the 15-man game.
The Black Sticks women defeated Australia 4-1 in the women’s hockey final.
Pascoe won two golds, the women's SB9 100m breaststroke final and the women's SM10 200m individual medley final at the Gold Coast Games.
Dame Valerie won silver in her shot put event at the Gold Coast with her daughter Kimioana watching on in the crowd.
The weightlifting champ won gold at the Comm Games and was awarded a special sportsmanship award at the closing ceremony.
Leilua said he has a close bond with Rapana but come Saturday at Mt Smart it's all business.
The ABs' injury woes in the midfield has opened up a window of opportunity for Tamanivalu.
Francis Douglas Memorial College has four former students in the All Blacks' Northern hemisphere squad.
Expect one-way traffic coming from Joseph Parker, as he prepares for his bout against giant Ukrainian Alexander Dimitrenko.
Jerome Kaino and Sam Whitelock agree the forwards have a lot of improving to do ahead of their match against South Africa.