New Zealand Sevens prodigy Etene Nanai-Seturo made his first appearance of the season for Counties Manukau in a 43-26 win over Southland.

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The 19-year-old came off the bench in a thirty-minute cameo at fullback and it didn’t take long for him to make an impression in his Mitre 10 Cup debut, leaving Southland prop Chris Apoua clutching air. Faced with a one-on-one against the front-rower, Nanai-Seturo did what does best, squaring up his opponent before going one way while he goes the other with a deadly left foot step.

Commentator Ian Jones claimed the step reminded him of ex-All Black winger Glen ‘The Wizard of Oz” Osbourne, “That looks like Glen Osbourne, right there, he had a step exactly the same,” he said.

The age grade prodigy will be one to watch for Counties for the rest of the season, with more comparisons likely to come as he establishes himself at the next level.

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