Thursday, 15 November 2018

Auckland U13 Representative Rugby!

“Toko uso, Uso toko...WE ARE BROTHERS!” During my school holidays I had the privilege to play in the blue and white hoopers and represent Auckland. We played against 4 teams around New Zealand and we were the only team that was full of intermediate boys but that didn’t get to us.  My experience with the team was a memory I will keep forever and one of the most fun times of playing rugby.

The main thing for our team was brotherhood, brotherhood was important to our team because the only way to play on the field with each other is if you can call the guy beside you, your brother.  Our brotherhood at start wasn’t so great, sometimes the boys would come to training with a bad attitude then that attitude builds up and encourages other boys to join as well. As time passed more and more boys noticed that you didn’t  have to be a (Captain) to lead the team but your brotherhood can be shown when your fellow team mates are stepping up to lead. When your team comes together and just takes a breather to focus in without coach telling us to then you know your brotherhood would not be broken .

We arrived at hamilton for the first tournament playing in the Auckland jersey and the first thing we did was walk around the field just to know what way the wind is at its strongest and the matter of space we can use and just to go through our game plan for the first game.  I felt pretty nervous and so did some of the other boys knowing that we are representing the people back at home, our families and ourselves. Back in the changing rooms we all started talking about values on the field just to know we've got them on lock and were not lost on the field.  Something I learnt from warm ups is that “ the way you act up in training and warm ups, will be the way you act in game time”  I took that very seriously knowing that we have to stay focus no matter what.

Last game with my brothers was a game I will never forget.  Unfortunately we came up short and wellington took the win but one thing I was so proud of is that no matter how much tries they scored, no matter how much tackles they made, they could never break our bond because we fought till the end.  The lesson i learnt from that game was “this is rugby, you win some you lose some” but never give up until it’s finished.

1 comment:

  1. Hey there Vita its Viliami here I heard you guys did very well. And your team looks very stacked witch means very cool. keep up the very good skills because you might become and All Black or might play for Tonga.


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