While there is no Club football over the weekend, we managed to catch up with our big prop/fullback Jaye Pukepuke as he looks to suit up for the Canterbury Bulls against Wellington in the CRL Centenary celebrations. Have a look at what the team jester had to say:

1.       What is your Full Name?

Jaye “Lookie lookie, it’s the Ghost” Pukepuke

2.       Where were you born?


3.       What is your favourite place in New Zealand?

Anywhere underwater!

4.       What do you like to do to relax?

Dive, fish or hunt!

5.       What is your signature cooking/baking dish?

Smoked chicken fettuccine

6.       What do you do for a job?

Educational mentor

7.       What is the best compliment you have ever received?

“You have heaps of mana, nah not mana, it would be ‘wow’”

8.       What is your favourite thing about Rugby League?

The people!

9.       If you weren’t playing Rugby League, what sport would you play?

Cage fighting

10.   Who introduced you to playing for the Hornets?

Shane Endacott (previous Hornets Premier Coach)

11.   How long have you been playing for the Hornets?

Three years

12.   How many years have you played Premiers?

18 years, I have also played in Auckland (including for the Auckland Warriors) and for the Celebration Lions

13.   What position do you play?

Prop and fullback (Jaye made his debut at fullback for the Hornets against Northern last week)

14.   What position would you like to play?

In the halves

15.   Who is the “dark-horse” for the Hornets this season?

Rowan Swain

16.   Who do you think will win the Premiers Player of the Year award in 2013?

Jaye Pukepuke….hahaha

17.   Where will the Hornets finish on the table at the end of the 2013 regular season?

Silly question mate!

18.   Who will win the NRL in 2013?

South Sydney Rabbitohs

19.   Who will win State of Origin in 2013?

Queensland Maroons

20.   Who will win the 2013 Rugby League World Cup?


21.   Final word, what piece of advice would you give to young Hornets who want to play Premiers one day?

Go to school! (I asked him to elaborate further) School teaches you important skills that are required to be successful Rugby League player, such as listening, learning, discipline and respect!

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