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I must ad­mit I watched the Womens’ Rugby World Cup fi­nal with­out even know­ing we had one of our own in a star­ring role.

The Black Ferns were up against a fully pro­fes­sional English side but that made lit­tle dif­fer­ence at the busi­ness end of the game. They just ploughed on through to dom­i­nate yet an­other World Cup.

A hat-trick of tries from Toko­roa’s Toka Natua were ab­so­lutely the high­light for me and the very rea­son why it is worth­while tun­ing in to th­ese games. Some­times you just wit­ness pure sport­ing gold.

This re­gion has pro­duced its fair share of top ath­letes and Natua is right up there with the very best of them.

Sport is a metaphor for life in gen­eral, which I guess is why peo­ple fol­low it. When our own peo­ple suc­ceed it some­how makes every­thing seem more achiev­able.

So thanks for the show Natua and con­grat­u­la­tions on the per­for­mance.

Daniel Hutchin­son NEWS DI­REC­TOR: Daniel Hutchin­son, daniel.hutchin­son@fair­fax­me­; 027 809 6854. SE­NIOR RE­PORTER: Luke Kirkeby, 027 204 2913, luke.kirkeby@fair­fax­me­ SALES MAN­AGER: An­to­nio Ganz, 027 204 2920, an­to­nio.ganz@fair­fax­me­ SE­NIOR SALES CON­SUL­TANT: Matt Holmes, 027 807 4632, matt.holmes@fair­fax­me­, CLAS­SI­FIEDS: 0800 800 373 swn@fair­fax­me­ or Lynda 07 888 7011, MISSED DE­LIV­ERY: 0800 339 000, DIG­I­TAL EDI­TION: south­waika­ FACE­BOOK: face­­waika­tonews. DIS­PLAY AD DEAD­LINES: 4pm Thurs­day. AD­DRESS: 45 Heuheu St, Taupo or PO Box 205, Taupo

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