Faleatua Malili

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Papatoetoe High School student Ricshay Lemanu debuted for the Auckland Storm in the Farah Palmer Cup last year as a year 12.

'Representing my country, my family, this is the reason why I play rugby' - Auckland teen rugby star on striving for success in the new professional era

Papatoetoe High School student Ricshay Lemanu will represent her country at age-grade international sevens later this year.

03:29
Meli and Kini are quickly making a name for themselves in Taranaki premier club level with their impressive start in 2018.

'Hot property' - All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo's younger brothers Meli and Kiniviliame explode onto Taranaki rugby scene

The pair are quickly making a name for themselves at Taranaki premier club level with their impressive start for Clifton rugby club in 2018.

03:52
The 19-year-old represented Samoa last year at the World Rugby Championship U20s tournament in Georgia.

'It is going to be a step up' - talented Auckland back Tanielu Tele'a swaps Manu Samoa jersey for Baby Blacks

The 19-year-old represented Samoa last year at the World Rugby Championship U20s tournament - now he'll pull on the black jersey.

02:41
John Akau’ola switched from league to union three years ago and is set to represent NZ at the World Rugby Championship U20 in France

Video: 'I didn't think I was going to be good at it' - cross-code youngster John Akau'ola-Laula's rise to Baby Blacks honours helps him step out of older brother's NRL shadow

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.

00:19
Pascoe won two golds, the women's SB9 100m final and the women's SM10 200m individual medley final at the Gold Coast Games.

'It's a pretty awesome feeling' - Humble NZ swimming champion Sophie Pascoe on Commonwealth Games success

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.

01:55
Dame Valerie won silver in her shot put event at the Gold Coast with her daughter Kimioana watching on in the crowd.

Watch: 'She's the apple of my eye, really' - Dame Valerie Adams on having daughter at Comm Games

Dame Valerie won silver in her shot put event at the Gold Coast with her daughter Kimioana watching on in the crowd.

00:23
The gold medallist was tight lipped when asked if he had any fans sliding into his DMs after his new found fame at the Comm Games.

Watch: 'It's unreal' - Kiwi hero David Liti opens up about helping rival and dealing with new-found fame

The weightlifting champ won gold at the Comm Games and was awarded a special sportsmanship award at the closing ceremony.

00:39
The Canberra centre said he still remembers Samoa's heart-breaking 14-12 loss to the Kiwis in 2014.

Video: 'I'm getting old now' - NRL star Joseph Leilua confident young rookies will shine for Toa Samoa

Leilua said he still remembers Samoa's heart-breaking 14-12 loss to the Kiwis in 2014.

00:39
Samoa centre Leilua said he has a close bond with the Kiwi winger but come Saturday at Mt Smart it's all business.

'When we get out on the field we're enemies' - Joey Leilua on World Cup battle with Canberra teammate Jordan Rapana

Leilua said he has a close bond with Rapana but come Saturday at Mt Smart it's all business.

01:40
Jensen Taumoepeau, 16, played for South Sydney Rabbithohs' U16 team in 2016 but this year played for the Sharks U18 SG Ball side.

'You want to come home to mum's cooking' - Taranaki teen putting comforts of home aside as he chases NRL dream

Jensen Taumoepeau has left his family in New Plymouth as he tries to crack the big time.

01:15
Silver Fern Kelly Jury.

From moving cattle to the Silver Ferns – Kelly Jury credits farm life for meteoric rise

Standing at 192cm tall, the Taranaki native has not let success go to her head.

Video: Will Sonny Bill's concussion open the door for other All Blacks contenders?

Just how long will the All Black and Blues game-changer be sidelined?

'Midfield has been the curse position this year': Can Tamanivalu channel beast mode Barbarians form into All Blacks?

The ABs' injury woes in the midfield has opened up a window of opportunity for Tamanivalu.

Former Francis Douglas Memorial College 1st XV coaches Tim Stuck and Steve Simpson praised the work ethic of all four players from the school who made the ABs  squad.

Watch: 'Which Barrett is the best one?' Watch their former school coaches recoil at curly question! So who did they pick?

Francis Douglas Memorial College has four former students in the All Blacks' Northern hemisphere squad.

Matt Todd of New Zealand makes a run at Israel Folau and Nick Frisby of Australia. New Zealand All Blacks v Australian Wallabies, Bledisloe Cup, rugby union test match, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. 22 October 2016. © Copyright Image: www.photosport.nz

Menacing All Blacks flanker Matt Todd shines in historic 18 Test winning streak

The 28-year-old ABs flanker had a stand out performance in his side's 37- 10 win at Eden Park in Auckland last night.

00:31
Parker gives up 8cm and over 6kg to tomorrow’s heavyweight rival, but intimidated he is not.

Parker v Dimitrenko: Another walk in the park for Kiwi champion Joseph Parker

Expect one-way traffic coming from Joseph Parker, as he prepares for his bout against giant Ukrainian Alexander Dimitrenko.

00:56
Alexander Dimitrenko criticised Parker's unanimous win over French boxer Carlos Takam, saying the judges were biased towards Parker.

Parker v Dimitrenko: Will it be 'a rumble in the jungle' or another lame circus spectacle?

Parker's raw emotion shown at yesterday's press conference could be a sign of growing expectation.

01:13
Argentina managed to break through NZ's defence early on with relative ease with their offloads and clever darting runs through the rucks.

Veteran All Black forwards set to rectify mistakes before clash against Springboks

Jerome Kaino and Sam Whitelock agree the forwards have a lot of improving to do ahead of their match against South Africa.

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The tension in the faces told it all - knockout rugby at its best.

Is Scotland's exit out of the RWC karma?

OPINION: Last week officials missed a clear knock-on by Greig Laidlaw in the lead up to his game-winning try against Manu Samoa.

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