A young scrumhalf that burst onto the scene as a schoolboy with Hastings Boys' High School helping the side to two national finals losing the first but winning the second in an undefeated season in 2017.
Fakatava represented the New Zealand Schoolboy Barbarians in 2016 and the Hurricanes u18 side in 2017. He was set to feature for the New Zealand Schoolboys in 2017 but was struck by injury.
An incredibly talented scrumhalf, Fakatava featured for Hawke's Bays in his first year out of school and his efforts in the Mitre 10 Cup earned him a Super Rugby contract with the Highlanders for 2019.
He was named on the bench for the Highlanders round three clash with the Rebels.
JW Feb 19
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