The Southern Steel has to shut down one of the ANZ Premiership’s best attacks tomorrow. Luckily, it has one of New Zealand’s best young and in-form defenders to do that. Taneisha Fifita is hardly a new face to Steel fans. She made her debut for the team in 2018 as a year 12 pupil at Waitaki Girls’ High School. For the next year or two she remained one of the region’s most exciting prospects. But that is a tag she has now shed. The 20-year-old is in her second season as a fully contracted player. She was among the team’s best during its win over the Central Pulse in Invercargill last weekend. In that sense you could say she has arrived. Her presence should give the side a confidence boost as it travels to Auckland. It faces the unbeaten Northern Stars, who boast a lethal duo in former Steel wing attack Gina Crampton and goal shooter Maia Wilson. Fifita was well-aware of the challenge that duo would bring. She was beginning to feel more comfortable on the sport’s biggest stage. However, she admitted there was an element of still adjusting, although at times she was feeling comfortable. Click the link to read more.