From ALAC State Team Captain to Origin Bolter: Penitani to debut for the Blues
Former Little Athlete and Rugby Sevens star Tiana Penitani will make her State of Origin debut for New South Wales at North Sydney Oval on Friday night.
The Eastern Suburbs LAC athlete was a dual State Team member, representing New South Wales at the Australian Little Athletics Championships in 2009 and 2011.
Penitani was the State Team captain at the 2009 Championships in Adelaide, helping New South place second in the Trevor Billingham Cup – in the same year, she won the Australian All Schools 80m hurdles title.
Two years later, she competed at the 2011 ALAC in the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, winning a gold medal in the U15 Pentathlon and the Life Members Trophy.