Fiji Time: 10:52 PM on Tuesday 30 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Star in the making

Rodney Duthie
Thursday, February 06, 2014

EVERY year Gordon Tietjens unveils a new star at the Wellington 7s.

Players such as Victor Vito, Frank Halai and Julian Savea have all made a recent impact.

Now, 18-year-old Akira Ioane could be the next star after being named in the 12-member New Zealand squad.

"I have some good experienced players around him; DJ Forbes, Tomasi Cama and Tim Mikkelson who can assist a player during game time," Tietjens said.

The former Auckland Grammar student was named in the New Zealand squad for Las Vegas but missed out because of visa problems.

Now he will get his chance to shine on the big stage.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64110.6221
JPY 50.839947.8399
GBP 0.37450.3665
EUR 0.43990.4279
NZD 0.68580.6528
AUD 0.65370.6287
USD 0.49430.4773

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 30th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji
  2. 'No place like Fiji'
  3. Ryan's big day
  4. 'Loud noise' panic
  5. Child crushed to death
  6. Safe arrival for Fiji Airways flight FJ811
  7. Former Methodist church president passes on
  8. Probe into aircraft incident begins
  9. Interest rates to increase
  10. TELS board seeks prompt applications

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  4. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  5. Ryan's plan to return to Fiji Tuesday (30 Aug)
  6. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  7. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)
  8. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)
  9. Kauvesi clears the air Thursday (25 Aug)
  10. 'No place like Fiji' Tuesday (30 Aug)