RODGERS. THE SACRAMENTO REGION IS CONSIDERED A HOTBED FOR THE SPORT OF RUGBY. AND THAT’S WHERE KCRA 3’S MICHELLE DAPPER FOUND THIS WEEKS MY58 SUPERSTAR OF THE WEEK.>>I LIKE THE CONTACT. MICHELLE: SALOTE TAUSINGA, 15-YEARS-OLD, WITH A PASSION FOR RUGBY.>>AGGRESSIVE, YEAH. AGGRESSIVE. BECAUSE I LIKE HITTING A LOT. MICHELLE: A FIERCE COMPETITOR.>>IT’S FUN BECAUSE YOU SEE HOW THEY PLAY, AND HOW I PLAY, AND THEY LOOK AT ME, LIKE, WOW, THAT’S A GIRL. MICHELLE: A GIRL TACKLING THE BOYS SINCE THE AGE OF 10.>>A GIRL CAN DO ANYTHING A BOY CAN. MICHELLE: A NO FEAR ATTITUDE, COMBINED WITH PHYSICALIT BUT WHAT STANDS OUT IS H LIGHTNING FAST BEAD. AND THAT’S WHERE BEING A MULTI-SPORT ATHLETE COMES IN HANDY. A LOT FOR FITNESS, OUT OF SHAPE, SOCCER FOR FOOTWORK, AND VOLLEYBALL FOR CONDITIONIN AN ATHLETE CARRYING ON THE FAMILY TRADITION. FAMILY, MY DAD PLAYED, UNCLES PLAYED. MICHELLE THE RUGBY ROOTS RUN : D. IN FACT THEY’RE IN HER BLOOD, AS HER AUNT JOANNE FAAVESI PLAYED FOR THE US RUGBY TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS.>>I WANNA GO FARTHER THAN S DID. I REALLY DO. LOOKING AT HER PLAY AND STUFF IS SO INSPIRATIONAL. MICHELLE: INSPIRED BY A CHAMBER GENTILITY.>>IT KEEPS MY HEAD STRAIGHT. — BY A CHAMPIONSHIP MENTALITY.>>IT KEEPS MY HEAD STRAIGHT. IT LETS ME SEE A STRAIGHT PA WHERE I WANT TO GO. MICHELLE: PAVING THE WAY, STRAIGHT TO THE TOP.>>I DON’T RATE MYSELF MICHELLE: AS SHE’S ONE OF THE TOP-50 BEST RUGBY PLAYERS IN THE COUNTRY.>>THERE’S MOMENTS WHERE I WANN GIVE UP, BUT I DON’T BECAUSE I HAVE MY FAMILY TO PUSH ME THROUGH EVERYTHING. MICHELLE: BIG GOALS, WHILE TRYING TO FULFILL THE RUGBY DREAMS. >>I WANNA GET TO COLLEGE.

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3 thoughts on “Sacramento teen tackles Rugby, ranks top in U.S.

  • November 23, 2017 at 4:00 am
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    Shot polynesians all day

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  • April 4, 2018 at 8:22 pm
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    I knowwwww herrrr!😂😂

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  • October 19, 2018 at 8:53 am
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    Because i was out of shape which isn't unusual for polynesians.

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