World darts star seek­ing ‘hid­den tal­ent’ in Porirua

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT - By KRIS DANDO

World darts star Phil ‘‘The Power’’ Tay­lor is to showcase his skills at Porirua’s Te Rau­paraha Arena in Jan­uary.

Tay­lor, the world No 2, and world No 3 Adrian Lewis, both from Eng­land, will be Down Un­der as part of the Dart­sKing of Aus­trala­sia Se­ries.

The se­ries’ six legs will be played in In­ver­cargill, Porirua (Jan­uary 15 and 16) and Syd­ney.

Lewis and Tay­lor will host a meet and greet din­ner at the Up­per Hutt Cos­mopoli­tan Club on Jan­uary 14.

The rest of the play­ers in the se­ries will be top Aus­tralian and New Zealand play­ers, who must go through qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ments to reach the main event.

Tay­lor, who is a cult fig­ure in his sport, said his trip to New Zealand and Aus­tralia would hap­pen straight after the world cham­pi­onships in London.

‘‘We’ll be vis­it­ing places we have never been be­fore and I’d love to un­earth a hid­den tal­ent while I’m there,’’ he said.

‘‘Hope­fully I’ll be vis­it­ing as world cham­pion and I’ll be fo­cused on bring­ing the Dart­sKing Aus­trala­sia ti­tle back to Eng­land.’’

Photo: GETTY

On tar­get: Darts supremo Phil Tay­lor is head­ing for New Zealand.

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