Before the Halswell Hornets Premiers line up against the Aranui Eagles to finish the first round of the regular season, we chat to the Premiers’ resident DJ, Will Tafua! Check out what Mr Otis Swag had to say:

1.       What is your Full Name?

Willie Irae Tafua

2.       Where were you born?


3.       What is your favourite place in New Zealand?


4.       What do you like to do to relax?

Watching Big Bang Theory with my wife and Max (my puppy)

5.       What is your signature cooking/baking dish?

Chicken Curry with a twist….the twist is the dance move I do while cooking it!

6.       What do you do for a job?

Community Compliance

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

Being told that I dominate on the footy field

8.       What is your favourite thing about Rugby League?

When playing I love the fact that you are going into battle with your brothers! But when I am watching I love the big hits and awesome tries!

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

Rugby Union

10.   Who introduced you to playing for the Hornets?

Joe Taipari (son plays for the Hornets). It is still the best decision I have made!

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

This is my fourth year with the Hornets

12.   How many years have you played Premiers?

Four years

13.   What position do you play?

Wing, Centre and Second Row

14.   What position would you like to play?


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

Rowan “Mr Safe” Swain!! He has impressed me with his attitude around the team, and has the ability to catch anything that gets thrown his way

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

Jordan “Machine” Kane. He is a stand out with his work rate, but we cannot forget the ability he has developed this season to not step… but rather run around fullbacks!

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

Will be second in the regular season if no one can beat Linwood, but the Hornets will still win the Grand Final.

18.   Who will win the NRL in 2013?

I would like to say the Brisbane Broncos, but the Sydney Roosters are looking the goods this season.

19.   Who will win State of Origin in 2013?

Queensland Maroons

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

New Zealand Kiwis

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

Don’t copy me, put the work in!! Haha.

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