Iwi - Ngāti Porou and Magiagi/Vailele Samoa
Reinvented midcourter Renee Savai’inaea makes a return to Pulse colours in 2020 after a change of positions. The athletic and strongly-built Savai’inaea is back in the Pulse fold after first coming into the team while still a student at St Mary’s College, in 2017. Originally a wing/goal defence, it was identified that to be successful at ANZ level, Savai’inaea needed to develop her game at centre, resulting in the strapping athlete spending the 2019 season honing her skills as a centre/wing defence with the successful Central Manawa Beko team with impressive results. A multi-talented sportswoman, Savai’inaea is a former NZU21 squad member and New Zealand Secondary School representative.