Cortez Te Pou’s feats as a rugby participant had been neatly documented since her Ross Protect days.
New Zealand Maori under-18 squad member Te Pou is the Karamu Top Faculty Yr 13 pupil who celebrated her top quality debut with 4 tries for the Hawke’s Bay Tui in a 64-31 win in opposition to Northland in August. She is solely as stylish as a marginally participant and received $500 for the feminine MVP after serving to her Outkast Sports activities crew win the open girls’s grade name on the Fiji Cup event in Fiji closing weekend.
“Cortez has performed for us since her days at Hastings Intermediate. She performed neatly for a crew which was once the controversy of the event,” Outkast Sports activities membership founder Anaru Bartlett stated.
“A number of New Zealand coaches and selectors had been on the event serving to with the working of the development. They had been asking the place have those ladies been. Optimistically they get spotted when taking part in for Hawke’s Bay at nationwide under-15 and under-18 tournaments this summer time,” Bartlett defined.
At the side of Te Pou, Bartlett’s spouse Jeda Bartlett, was once additionally distinguished for the facet and received $1000 for the Avid gamers Selection award throughout all grades. Their crew was once unbeaten during the event and on day one beat protecting champions Sharks from Auckland 6-3, New Zealand Military facet Sizzling Mess 6-1 and Fijian facet Korongotuga 6-0.
On day two they beat Fijian crew Tequila West 10-1, Marlborough 5-Four and within the ultimate Marlborough 4-1.
Each Bartletts performed for the Outkast Sports activities masters crew which misplaced to a Suva-based crew which integrated a number of Fiji Global Cup avid gamers of their ultimate which went right down to a shoot out. In spite of this loss Anaru received $500 for the masters MVP.
“Principally it was once a case of all people oldsters taking part in within the masters crew and our youngsters taking part in within the open males’s and open girls’s crew,” Bartlett stated.
“For us 4 Bartlett brothers [Anaru, Nui, Evaan and Christie] it was once lovely particular as a result of Nui performed in his first world event since he were given that severe neck harm in 2006 when taking part in for the Hawke’s Bay Magpies rugby crew. It’s been 8 years since all of us performed in combination and this time we had our sister [Lauren Marsh] taking part in in addition to our companions,” Bartlett defined.
Nui Bartlett, who along side fellow former Magpie Paratene Edwards, was once a member of a New Zealand age workforce international title-winning crew 17 years in the past continues to be thought to be the most efficient male contact participant to return out of the Bay.
Outkast Sports activities open males’s crew had been denied a 3rd consecutive name when pipped 4-Three by means of Components of Auckland of their ultimate. New Zealand open males’s Global Cup participant Ash Robinson, a nephew of the Bartlett brothers and the bloke considered the Bay’s absolute best male participant for the reason that likes of Nui Bartlett and Edwards, performed on day one however a decrease again harm compelled him out of day two.
Robinson’s cousin and previous Hawks basketballer Mataeus Marsh shone on day two for the facet. Anaru Bartlett identified the open males were given loose access and $6000 in prizemoney for the previous two years however not like the open girls must pay for his or her access subsequent yr.
All 3 Outkast Sports activities groups along side a girls’s construction crew will play within the Fijian Cup event subsequent yr.
The title-winning Outkast Sports activities open girls’s contact crew was once: Jeda Bartlett, Cortez Te Pou, Reiley Bartlett, Shyan Murphy, Monique Poa, Angel Te Hiko, Kiana Jessup, Laine Robinson, Jade Hoskin, Billie Paramore, Holand Marsh, Llewelyn Combs, Naadean Wainohu, Ranche Honotapu.