11 Aug 2021

How Black Ferns' star Ruby Tui won over world's Olympic media

From First Up, 5:44 am on 11 August 2021

After the Women's Sevens win over Russia in Olympic pool play, an impromptu BBC interview with Ruby Tui won her legions of fans around the world. The Black Ferns star's candid answers and relentless positivity went viral on social media and resulted in her being in high demand for interviews with many more global news outlets. Ruby is now back in Aotearoa in managed isolation, where Nathan Rarere told her about having to pull over the car with his daughter to watch the end of the nail-biting semi-final against Fiji.