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4 April 2017

Fox Sports presenter Tiana Penitani is taking the next step in her already impressive career — a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) at UTS.

Sydney 7s Day 1, Friday 3rd Feb 2017, Allianz Stadium Moore Park, Sydney - image: Karen Watson

Rugby 7s player Tiana Penitani is currently competing for Australia in the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series

This year, the former presenter on Fox Sport’s The Other Rugby Show, has also started studying a UTS journalism degree – it’s just the next step in the 21-year-old’s already-successful career.

And, though she admits her time with The Other Rugby Show gave her a lot of hands-on experience, Penitani says, “I’m obviously not very experienced in terms of going behind the scenes and knowing how TV is made. That’s what I want to learn through my degree.

“You can’t coast off raw talent. If you’ve got the talent there, then put in the hard yards and the hard work and it will always pay off.”

Read the full article on UTS:Newsroom

Tiana Penitani of Australia takes selfies with fans during the 2017 HSBC Sydney Sevens at Allianz Stadium on February 4, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)