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Unstoppable Power: Alex Fidow and Asafo Aumua

By Dan Thomson

Young front rowers Alex Fidow and Asafo Aumua have been terrorising opposition teams so far in the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup season and have been a key reason for Wellington’s dominance in the Championship. With an incredible combination of strength and speed, they are causing serious trouble for their opponents. Asafo Aumua’s impressive skill set has been compared to All Blacks first-choice hooker Dane Coles.

At only 20 years of age both the hooker and prop have certainly been getting noticed. Fidow and Aumua have both been picked up by the Hurricanes giving the franchise a lethal arsenal particularly at hooker. Aumua will join fellow hookers Dane Coles and Ricky Riccitelli on the Hurricanes roster.

Fidow and Aumua also played part in the New Zealand U20s successful World Rugby U20 Championship campaign beating England 64 -17 in the final where Aumua scored a hat-trick.

Both players have scored seven tries each so far in Mitre 10 Cup 2017, keeping up with the competition’s best outside backs. Not only have they been scoring tries but Fidow and Aumua are also ranked third and 10th respectively for defenders beaten so far this year.

Wellington will certainly be looking for these two players to get them on the front foot when they take on Bay of Plenty in the Championship final on Friday night.


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