New Zealand’s U14 Tag 20 team, pictured, returned home from Melbourne with the Oceania Heritage Cup trophy.
The team includes 12-year-old Brayden Bayer of Arkles Bay, who also plays tag with Hibiscus Coast Raiders and rugby at Silverdale Rugby Club (HM October 18).
Brayden’s father Paul says that they faced some tough games that could have gone either way.
The final, against ACT Australia, he describes as “nail biting”, with Australia two tries up before NZ staged a decisive comeback.
The Oceania Heritage Cup took place in Melbourne, November 24–26.