SUPER HAKA BEAST OF THE WEEK!: Week One

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Every week of the super rugby season we will highlight a particular player who had a fantastic week and looks set to be a star in the future. 

This Week’s Beast is: Rieko Ioane.


The Blues centre has been under the watchful eye of many spectators who expect huge things from the 19 year old. He seems like he is the real deal as he destroyed the Rebels this week and he even outplayed his opposite centre, Reece Hodge, who regularly starts for Australia. Ioane bagged himself a hat-trick in the Blues rout of the Rebels. First try coming from a fantastic interception followed by a 40 yard dash to the line. However, his second try was his best as he beat four defenders from 50 metres out! His final try for his hat-trick was a simple walk in as his brother, Akira, picked the ball off a ruck and was able to easily pass it to Rieko for the try. This kid really is a superstar!

All his tries and the rest of the highlights from the game in the video below.

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