Teenage front-rower Mya Terehia Hill-Moana made her Kiwi Ferns debut against Fetu Samoa during a whirlwind 2020 season.
Hill-Moana began the year playing for Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs’ Under 18s team in the Tarsha Gale Cup, before the competition was halted by COVID-19 in mid-March.
A member of the Auckland Under-18s competition-winning Taniwharau side in 2019, Hill-Moana returned to New Zealand and played a key role in Upper Central Stallions’ triumph in the NZRL National Women’s Championship.
She was named player of the match as the Stallions edged Auckland Vulcans in the Championship final.
Hill-Moana won an interchange spot in the Kiwi Ferns’ line-up and impressed on debut with her strong runs and work-rate in the 28-8 win over Samoa at Mt Smart Stadium.