Temalesi Fakahokotau (left). Photo/ Silvermoon Tactix.
Tongan netball defender Temalisi Fakahokotau has been named to play for the Silver Ferns.
The 22-year-old played two tests for the New Zealand side in 2014 but hasn't played since.
She says she's in a better mindset this time round.
"I wasn't as mature then as I am now," she says. "Now I've got a lot more hunger and a lot more determination."
The Aucklander moved to Christchurch in search of more opportunities.
She says the move contributed to her being selected.
"I needed to be outside of my comfort zone to improve as a person and a player."
Fakahokotau is the 2017 Player of the Year for the Silvermoon Tactix.