Sione Molia

Helping his Counties Manukau side take out the National Sevens title in January has paid big dividends for the versatile back. Molia’s eye-catching form saw him drafted into the New Zealand Sevens squad where he’s made the most of his opportunities. His strong performance on debut at the USA Sevens in Las Vegas resulting in the rookie cementing his place in the team and play in all five subsequent tournaments. Away from rugby, Sione has his eyes on a completely different career and is busy finishing off an applied maths degree.


Rugby ground: Eden Park
Rugby player and why: Hard choice because I looked up to a lot of people at school, but will go with Frank Halai, running over people at school.
Best rugby memory: Playing First XV rugby at Wesley College.
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My mum because I wasn't very good but mum would support me, day in and day out.
Food: Hot wings and chips
Actor/Actress: Scarlett Johansson
Movie: The Pursuit of Happiness
On your playlist: DJ Noiz, DJ Kapz
Holiday destination: Tonga
Non-rugby sports team: The Jamaican relay team
Sporting hero: Jonah Lomu
If I could meet one person, it would be (and why)... My grandparents because they left before I had the chance to meet them.
I can’t live without… Jesus
If I was a superhero I would be… Superman so I could fly around and feed the hungry.
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be… Chasing a lot of qualifications and degrees.

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