Teimana Harrison’s former headmaster dubbed the flanker’s style of play as ‘mongrel’ and regular watchers of Wanderers rugby will know exactly why.
Dogged and tenacious in all areas of the game, it has been a busy time for Teimana since making the transition from the Senior Academy to the first team in 2012. That was a year in which ‘Tei’ also made his first team debut against Wasps and the genuine openside has been knocking on the door ever since.
Originally from Opotiki, New Zealand, Teimana captained the Rotorua Boys School team, one of the leading rugby schools in New Zealand that produced the likes of All Blacks Craig Newby and Liam Messam.
It is also the alma mater of Dylan Hartley and the Saints’ captain actually played a role in bringing Teiamana to the club, scouting the young back row during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Kiwi-born, he is English qualified through his father.