The Super Trans-Tasman Touch begins tomorrow with the u19 and u21 mens and womens teams.

On Thursday, the older players will take to the field along with mens, women’s and mixed teams.  One player that is part of the mixed team is Annette Almond, a Whakatane and Tuhoe descendant.

Annette Almond has already won two world cups against Australia but this will be her first trans-tasman competition.

Apopo rano te timatanga o te whakataetae pa whutuporo Super Trans-Tasman engari ko nga taiohi kei raro i te tau tekau ma iwa me te rua tekau ma tahi ka takaro ko nga kapa wahine me nga kapa tane. Hei te Rapare ka timata nga wahine me nga tane pakeke me nga kapa uretara o ratau mā, tetahi no Whakatane otira he toto Tuhoe ko Annette Almond.