A New Zealand athletics and touch representative, Tairakena brings pace to the wing of the New Zealand Under 18 sevens team. A student at Hamilton Girls High School, Tairakena was a member of the team that won the 2017 Condor Sevens.
"Montessa is a stand out with her speed and agility. She continues to improve and progress in other aspects of her game, which make her a handful to defend."
Montessa's Games History
Olympic Summer Youth Games Buenos Aires 2018
Gold Medal Match 15-12Pool Match 4 20-5Pool Match 3 26-12Pool Match 2 38-5Pool Match 5 32-5Pool Match 1 53-01