Patrick Tuipulotu is back in black!! Patrick has been recalled into the All Blacks for their trip to Argentina. Patrick, Vince Aso and Sam Prattley also got their Mitre 10 cup season back on track with a hard fought victory over Southland. It was a great week for a many of the WeAreTENZING young guns with the National under 19’s being held in Taupo (more info below). Richie Hardcore had a great couple of days speaking at Otago Universities Silverline festival and Siegfried Fisiihoi made his debut for Stade Francais in the Top 14. Don’t forget if you or a fellow WeAreTENZING client you know has done something amazing, please let us know and we’ll try to get it in the next instalment.
Richie Speaks at Silverline
Richie Hardcore had the honour of being invited to Otago Universities Silverline festival as a guest speaker.
The festival aims to increase student well-being by exposing them to thought-provoking TED-style talks, some amazing workshops, music and yoga.
Richie spoke to hundreds of young students about sexual violence and also ran workshops on bystander intervention.
An awesome job Richie, I’m sure the students that attended took a lot away from your amazing work.
Social Media Tips & Tricks
3. Previewing your content in your Instagram story can be very effective for increasing its engagement. Users are more likely to see your story than the content you post. So by giving them a quick snippet in your story may encourage them to visit your profile and engage with your content. You can preview it by colouring in half of the screenshot, enticing them to visit your profile to see the full image.
New Zealand Schools
Finlay had an outstanding season leading Westlake Boys 1st XV.
Jeriah and Dennon both played exceptionally well right throughout Hastings Boys undefeated 1st XV season.
The squad of 49 will assemble later this month for a 3-day trial camp in which at the conclusion the New Zealand Barbarians and New Zealand Schools teams will be selected.
A great achievement guys.
National Under 19’s
The national under 19s tournament was held last week with several of the WeAreTENZING boys having outstanding performances throughout!
Rameka Poihipi led Canterbury to a top-four finish with several highlight plays including a 58-metre penalty goal.
Denny To’o continued to impress scoring several tries for Wellington.
A special mention must be given to Aleks Dabek who was very influential in Auckland winning the tournament.
Overall it was a great tournament, congratulations to all involved.