Wallace SITITI

Date of Birth: TBC'd in  

New Zealand Under 20's in 2022 [1 game and 10 points - 2 tries]

Position: Loose Forward

Other First Class level games included:

- At Provincial level with Auckland in 2021 [as part of their wider training team].

- At "Super Rugby" as part of the Blues Development programme from 2020 and in the Blues Under 20's from 2020 to the present.

- At other National level teams that include the New Zealand Barbarians Schools in 2020 [this was a "paper team" due to COVID restrictions].

COMMENTS:

1. Sititi was educated at De La Salle College in Auckland [Deputy Head Boy and Captain of the First XV in his last year at school] and he is the son of former Manu Samoa Captain, Semo Sititi [he also played Sevens for Manu Samoa also as Captain and for the Hurricanes in "Super Rugby"]. From that College, he was selected [a paper team] as a member of the Barbarians Schools team in 2020.

2. Upon leaving school, Sititi immediately began playing for our Marist Brothers Old Boys Rugby Club in 2021 joining initially our Under 20 team before beginning to play for our Premier Team.

3. From our proud club, he first became involved with "Super Rugby" as a member of the Blues Development programme in 2021 [he had been a member of the Under 20's team in 2020 from college]. In that 2021 season, he was captain in one game and then in 2022 he was the Team Captain of the Blues Under 20's team that competed at the "Super Rugby Under 20's Tournament" held in Taupo. 

4. It was in that 2022 season, that Sititi was selected as a member of the New Zealand Under 20s Team. He made his debut at the "Oceania Rugby Under 20s Championship" tournament that was held on Australia's Sunshine Coast in the match played against Fiji. In a resounding victory for the New Zealand team [winning by 74-5], he scored two tries.

STILL CURRENTLY PLAYING IN NEW ZEALAND

Tyla B. NATHAN-WONG

Date of Birth: 1st July 1994 in Auckland

New Zealand Black Ferns Sevens from 2012 to 2020 from Auckland and 2021 to the present from Northland [45 tournaments - 195 games and scored 1045 points as at June 2022]

Position: Back [for 7's] and Halfback [for 15's]

​​​​​​​Other First Class level games include:

- At provincial level Sevens for Auckland from 2012 to the present [although her involvment with the "Black Ferns" has limited her appearances].

- At provincial level 15's for Auckland in 2016 [5 games and scored 15 points] and for Northland [On Loan] in 2020 to 2021 [7 games and scored 25 points].

COMMENTS:

1. Nathan-Wong is a member of the Ngapuhi iwi and she is also of Chinese as well as European descent. She was educated in Auckland with her last years of schooling being at Auckland's Lynfield College.

2. Nathan-Wong played 15's as well as Sevens initially at Provincial level for Auckland in 2016, but she has been recently been playing for Northland in the "Farah Palmer Cup" in the 2020 and 2021 seasons... for her performances in 2021 she was named at Halfback in the 2022 Rugby Almanack's "New Zealand XV".

2. When first selected for the New Zealand "Black Ferns Sevens" in 2012, Nathan-Wong was the youngest player to have ever played for that team aged just 18-years-old and she was selected for this team after outstanding performances for the Auckland Sevens team at the "National Sevens Tournament". However, before that she had been playing for the "New Zealand Women's Touch" team from 2010, she played with the "New Zealand Under 19 Women's Touch" team in 2011, and she also represented New Zealand at the "Tag Football World Cup"  in 2012.

3. Nathan-Wong was a member of the Blacks Ferns Sevens team that won the "2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens" held in Russia and the "2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens" held in San Francisco [USA], was a member of the New Zealand Sevens team that represented our country at the "2016 Summer Olympic Games" winning a Silver Medal, she was a member of the New Zealand Sevens team that represented our country at the "2018 Commonwealth Games" held in Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia] winning a Gold Medal, and she was a member of the New Zealand Sevens team that won the "World Rugby Women's Sevens Series" in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17, 2018-19, and 2019-20.

4. Nathan-Wong was the Captain of the "Black Ferns Sevens" in 2017 as well as at the end of the 2019 season and she is only the second female player in history to have scored 1000 points in the "World Sevens Series".

5. In 2021, Nathan-Wong was selected as a member of the Black Ferns Sevens team to represent New Zealand at the "2020 Tokyo Olympic Games" held in Japan [held in 2021 due to COVID-19]. The Black Ferns Sevens defeated France in the Final by 26 points to 12 and therefore claimed the Olympic Gold Medal.

6. Nathan-Wong was named the "New Zealand Rugby Sevens Player of the Year" in  2015 and 2019, and she was nominated as the "World Rugby Women's Sevens Player of the Year" in 2019. In 2013, she was recognised as the "Junior Maori Sportswoman of the Year" and she was a Finalist for the same award in 2014. The Black Ferns Sevens team was named as New Zealand Rugby's "New Zealand Team of the Year" in 2021 following their success at the Olympic Games held earlier that year in Tokyo.

7. For the 2022 season, Nathan-Wong was released from her commitments with the Black Ferns Sevens so that she could play for the Blues team in the "2022 Super Rugby Aupiki" competition as part of her ambition in the future to play for the Black Ferns internationally at 15's level.

8. Nathan-Wong is currently one of the stars of World Rugby and we [the Marist Brothers Old Boys Rugby in Auckland] are extremely honoured to have her as one of our Clubmates.

STILL CURRENTLY PLAYING IN NEW ZEALAND