Interview Uini Atonio – 2018 Steinlager Series

Interview for the New Zealand Herald and ANZ Sports Scene.

Ask French international Uini Atonio where home is and the Timaru-born prop hedges his bets. « It depends, because I’ve got my family back in New Zealand but now I’ve started my own family in France » said the 28-year-old father of one. « I don’t know if I’ll ever come back (to New Zealand), but for the moment it’s half and half » Atonio said at a briefing at the team’s hotel in Auckland today. Atonio, who has spent the past 10 years playing for Top14 side Stade Rochelais from the west coast port of La Rochelle, is not the only Kiwi who took a French passport to play international rugby.

Client: The New Zealand Herald
Date: June 5, 2018
Services: Interview

Charlene worked for my team briefly in 2018 to help cover the French Rugby team's media session ahead of the Auckland Test match. She conducted interviews with French players in both French and English, and translated their responses for both NZME's digital and radio platforms. Charlene was very professional, hard working and sincere. It was an absolute pleasure to have worked with her.

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Tony Wright Producer & Reporter Mediaworks / Ex NZME - The New Zealand Herald