The incredible rise of Kiwis rookie Briton Nikora as Sharks back-rower gears up for Tonga test

At the start of the year Briton Nikora [Sam Ayoub‘s client] wasn’t really on Michael Maguire’s radar.

Stuff’s Marvin France tells this story,

After only 12 NRL appearances, Nikora has impressed the coach enough to be in line for a test debut in the No 12 jersey against Tonga on Saturday.

“From growing up and watching him play to having him alongside me is unreal,” Nikora said of Johnson. “I don’t really need to do much. All I need to do is run hard and run my holes and he does the rest.

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