16 Oct 2023

Fainga'anuku stars in tense All Blacks Quarter Final win

From Checkpoint, 5:55 pm on 16 October 2023

One of the stars of yesterday's game would have to be young Leicester Fainga'anuku.

Through a twist of fate and poor judgement by Mark Telea, who was dropped for breaching team rules, 24 year old Fainga'anuku made his World Cup debut and scored the team's first try.

There's rugby in his blood, with his Dad, Ta'u, playing for Tonga in the Rugby World Cup in 1999.

Leicester went to Nelson college, their Director of Sport  Alethea Stove was glued to the game.