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TJ Perenara joins POWERADE’s ambassador line up

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POWERADE is excited to announce that Thomas Tekanapu Rawakata ("TJ") Perenara, halfback for the All Blacks and Hurricanes has been named as the newest POWERADE ambassador. TJ joins fellow high performing New Zealand athletes - Steven Adams, Sophie Pascoe, Kane Williamson and Israel (Izzy) Dagg - who all know what it takes to perform at the pinnacle of their respective sports and to continually be working to improve their game.

TJ kicks off his role in POWERADE’s Super Rugby campaign, in which he’ll be one of five Super Rugby players featured. TJ will also be part of POWERADE’s Always Forward campaign, which aims to encourage athletes to push forward through adversity and not let setbacks hold them back from reaching their goals, as well as featuring in the upcoming POWERADE CHALLENGE, an interactive running course designed for both the social and serious runner alike.

TJ says he is "stoked" to join the POWERADE team of ambassadors and is looking forward to inspiring other athletes to push themselves and reach their sporting dreams.

"It’s an honour to join Steven, Kane, Sophie and Izzy as part of POWERADE’s athlete ambassadors," says TJ.

"On the field or the track, wherever you choose to train or play, you want to perform at your best. Whether the game is played in the heat or the pouring rain, it’s important to have the hydration necessary for a strong performance and recovery. That is why I am excited to come on board with POWERADE’, says TJ.

POWERADE Brand Manager, Jodie Timmins, says" We are thrilled to have TJ join our team of high performing brand ambassadors. We know that New Zealand athletes are some of the most competitive in the world and are always working to improve their games. POWERADE is designed to be in balance with your body’s fluid, giving high-performance athletes hydration and energy when they need it most."

TJ first represented NZ in the 2011 Under 20s rugby team that won the 2011 IRB Junior World Championships in Italy and has gone on to play for the All Blacks 55 times scoring 55 points. TJ plays for the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby competition, having played 111 games in Super Rugby scoring 48 tries and 240 points.

Timmins continues, "TJ is a phenomenal halfback with exceptional talent and is an inspirational, motivational addition to the POWERADE team of ambassadors."

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