June 23 can’t come soon enough for Rosehill College rugby players Utumalama Atonio and Vulangi Olosoni.
That’s the day Atonio, the girls’ 1st XV centre and Olosoni, the boys’ 1st XV No. 8, get to experience what each couldn’t conjure up in their wildest dreams: share a leadership breakfast with former All Blacks and later in the afternoon be at the All Blacks captain’s run at Eden Park.
It will be the eve of the first All Black v British Lions test match, so each will also get a feel of the intense hype surrounding tests between the two long time rivals.
Antonio and Olosoni are the first winners of the ASB Young Leaders Rugby Experience.
It’s a promotion to celebrate the bank’s official sponsorship of the Lions series and the 500 strong group of volunteers who will ensure the smooth running of the 10-match series.