Rugby’s the first love but league snares rising star

NZ Herald: Jirah Momoisea is clearly a fast learner. The 18-year-old St Paul’s College deputy head boy only took up league this year to supplement his rugby as the First XV captain. So well did he take to the 13-man code that he has won himself a contract with NRL club Melbourne Storm after making the College Rugby League (CRL) team of the year as the top second-rower. “Being my final year, I just wanted to play everything, so it was touch, cricket, volleyball, AFL, rugby and league,” says Momoisea,…

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Indoor-outdoor flow for cricketing prodigy

NZ Herald: Skye Bowden is proving equally adept at both indoor and outdoor cricket. The 15-year-old Pakuranga College year 10 student is coming off a stellar winter indoor cricket season. The highlight was picking up the MVP award from the New Zealand Under 22 team’s series with Australia last month in Port Macquarie. Her form with both the bat and the gloves as keeper was top notch. But perhaps most impressive is the fact she only took up indoor cricket last year. Her rise has been exponential. It all means…

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