A seasoned campaigner, Tui has been a regular fixture in the Black Ferns Sevens team since being discovered in the Go4Gold campaign in 2012. She credits former sevens player Linda Itunu as having the biggest influence on her career and was named Black Ferns Sevens Player of the Year in 2017 and was a finalist for the World Player. Off the field Tui is a regular contributor in the SKY TV commentary booth.
Rugby ground: AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Rugby player and why: Huriana Manuel - influencial, inspiring, honest, humble and the hardest worker out
Earliest rugby memories: Following my cousins playing club rugby at 3 years old, but not wanting to touch the ball just run around wearing black and red like them.
Best rugby memory: My debut tour in Fiji mid 2012. What happens on tour…
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: Casey Robertson; Canterbury and Black Ferns legend, told me one day if you believe in yourself on the field everything else will come and to this day she’s right.
Food: Anything that fills you up properly
Actor/Actress: Portia Woodman
Movie: Rom Coms
Book/Magazine: Autobiographies – Valarie Adams, Richie McCaw
On your itunes /iphone playlist Six60, Beyonce
Holiday destination: Anywhere with white sand, hot sun, and a beach!
Sporting hero: Linda “I Told You” Itunu
I hate it when… I have to play in “Social Grade” sport… #TooCompetitive
I can’t live without… Family, very thankful for them all
If I was a Super hero I would be (and why): A transporter so I could spend more time with people I love “Super Transporter Lady”??
If I wasn’t a Sevens rugby player I would be… Building the Sisters Brand through Sport Media