Name :      Tainafi “Nafi” Lefono

Nickname :    Nuffs

Based :     Auckland

Age :     33

Class :     2.0

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How long have you been involved with the Wheel Blacks?
Been involved since 2010.

What do you love about wheelchair rugby?
I love the team atmosphere, the people involved and the travel.

Which team do you look forward to playing the most and why?
USA because they’re tough competitors.

What’s your best memory with the Wheel Blacks?
Ending up in Christiania in Copenhagen.

Who is the funniest teammate?
Gav cause he’s random.

If you could be another player for a week who would it be and why? 
Gav because he’s inspirational.

Favourite movie?
Braveheart.

Favourite song genre?
Anything with a good beat and easy listening.

Favourite food?
Mum and Dad’s Island cooking.

What is your pre game routine?
Listening to music and chilling.

Shout out to DG Sport and Lynn River.


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