Former representative netballer makes move to rugby sevens

A woman who'd once set her sights on being a Silver Fern, has today taken the next step on her new sporting path.

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Grace Kukutai had played three seasons in New Zealand’s netball league before deciding to give rugby sevens a try. Source: 1 NEWS

Grace Kukutai had already established herself in New Zealand's netball scene, but has now been selected for the first time in Auckland's Farah Palmer Cup squad.

After making the under-21 national side and playing three seasons in the ANZ Premiership, Kukutai fell out of love with the game.

She found a new passion in rugby sevens, coming to the sport through the Ignite programme. 

With her sights set on securing a place in the Black Ferns Sevens, Kukutai hopes to be in Tokyo next year for the 2021 Olympic Games.