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Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta
Te Ahiwaru was born in the East Coast township of Te Araroa in April 1998. His mother, who is Ngati Porou, solely raised him. His father, whom he has never met, was born in Fiji.
Te Ahiwaru was educated in a total immersion school in Te Araroa up until year 11, 2013. He then moved to Hicks Bay High School to finish off his last two years of College.
At this time, Rico Gear, an ex-All Black, identified him as a ‘rugby talent’ and news of his ability was quickly passed through to both the Hurricanes and the Crusaders.
In 2014 Te Ahiwaru was offered a full scholarship to attend St Kentigern’s College in Auckland for his final two years of school. From 2015 to 2016, Te Ahiwaru played in the St Kentigern’s 1st XV team as number 8.
He played Age Group for both the East Coast and Hurricanes up until 2016 and was then selected by the Hurricanes Under 18 to travel to Christchurch and play against the Crusaders Under 18 as a curtain raiser game.
In 2016, both the Hurricanes and the Crusaders showed an interest in Te Ahiwaru and he has chosen to move forward in his career with the Crusaders. Now on a Provincial Union Development Contract, he will be based at Tasman.
In August 2016 he was chosen in the Under 18, New Zealand Maori Development Team.
In January 2017, BLK Sports is sponsoring Te Ahiwaru to attend the International Rugby Academy, a High Performance Players Course.
Currently, Te Ahiwaru is on a casual sponsorship arrangement with Shoe Clinic Manukau/Sylvia Park and BLK Sports for his shoes and clothing.
In 2019 Te Ahiwaru was selected in the training squad for the Tasman Mako’s Senior Squad and became a regular member of the Tasman Under 19 team that was undefeated when playing all of the South Island Teams.
Height: 194 cm
Weight: 110 kilo
Yoyo Test: 17.9