Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Day With The Legendary RUBEN WIKI!!!

Last Year in 2008 Point England Primary School won the Auckland Rugby League competition for Primary Schools. We won the over 45kg section. As part of winning this competition we won a Hubbards Breakfast. This breakfast happened today!!

MAN!! What an awesome day! Today Point England Primary School was visited by the Auckland Rugby League Development,the Auckland Police and one of the BEST Kiwi in the history of Rugby League...he has played 312 games...guess who it is......RUBEN WIKI!!! Everybody was so excited when they heard the news that RUBEN WIKI was coming to our school! The other cool thing about this day was that we had a Hubbard's breakfast with the legend too! While we were eating breakfast we saw clips of Ruben when he was still playing Rugby League, he looked amazing in his League days but I'm not saying that he isn't good now!! He's still super!

After that we had some training drills with the Auckland Rugby League,the Police and of course RUBEN WIKI!! First of all we were split into three groups,then we were taken to one activity each. First I started with Jerry Seuseu (ex-Warrior, Kiwi) from the Auckland Rugby League association. My second station was with Keith who visited our school earlier this year with the Rugby League World Cup. My third and final station was with Ruben Wiki!! All three stations covered basics skill when you play Rugby League the whole time the police offices were helping out with activities too!

Our final game was a game by the name of ''Bullrush'' It is a game when some people stay in the middle of the field,some people are behind a line,after that one of the people in the middle will say ''Bullrush!!'' Then the people behind a line would try to get past the people who are in the middle without getting touched or tackled - it was fun watching the police running in their full uniforms!
After a while there were a few people left Jerry called out ''Bullrush!'' I ran into the biggest gap I could, I thought I was going to be safe but no I was wrong - straight ahead was a Policeman. I was frightened I tried to step him, he reached with a ball I jumped in the air and he had just missed me. He still hadn't given up yet, he was chasing me down the sideline. I said to him ''Laters!!'' I sprinted as hard as I could - the policeman had his serious face on as if he was chasing a real criminal! I dived over the line like Israel Folau just before the Policeman - what a day!!

I had the honour of thanking all the people who made today possible.
Thanks to Ruben Wiki you are truly a legend, I am very blessed to have had this day with you.
Thanks to Hubbards for all the yummy cereal, milk and fruit. My favourite cereal was Big Bugs in Mud! Delicious.
Thanks to ARL for our drills, the world cup and organising this for us. You have done a great job.
Our local Police officers - I'm glad that you came along and helped with the activities.
Last but not least thanks Miss Va'afusuaga for making this possible. None of this would of happened without you!!


Manaiakalani said...

What an awesome account of the day Tanielu! Thank you so much for doing this write up for the rest of us who had to go on with our work while you were having this amazing experience. I enjoyed watching the video snippet too and I can see you represented with pride. Well done.
However, I did manage to sneak into the hall while you were all out on the field and have my own photo session with the World Cup - it made me feel like a Champion too :)
Mrs Burt

Mrs Lagitupu said...

Hey Tanielu

Awesome post! It sounds like everyone had an amazing time with Ruben Wiki and his team. Well done to the PES rugby league team for winning this prize/event for our school.

I appreciated watching the movie too because it captured some of the highlights of the day. Well done on your thank you speech. You make us all proud.

Mrs Lagitupu

Casey said...

Ruben Wiki rocks.I wish i can be him.On that day it was amazing.Great Taniealu.

Keep it up.

Casey Taloa said...

Hi Tanielu you rock.You put a lot of time in to what you have been doing.And it is cool.

Keep it up