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."

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Montessa's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Youth Games Buenos Aires 2018

    • Rugby - Sevens (Rugby Sevens - Women)
      Gold Medal Match 15-12
      Pool Match 4 20-5
      Pool Match 3 26-12
      Pool Match 2 38-5
      Pool Match 5 32-5
      Pool Match 1 53-0