“They call me Tina the Tongan Tank...Once I have the ball, everyone knows that Tina is going to carry.” Tina Maota’tane is a 22-year-old playing for the Black Ferns in Dunedin. But earning the right to wear the jersey wasn’t the journey she expected. 

The Outliers is a series profiling impressive young people from minority backgrounds who are standing out from their peers.

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