Danny Levi.

Danny Levi.

Ngāi Tahu – Ngāti Waewae descendant Danny Levi, has signed with National Rugby League club (NRL) Newcastle Knights.

Danny is the great-grandson of Raymond Lousich and his father is Daniel Levi (Snr).

Danny started playing rugby league for the Randwick club in Lower Hutt and also played in representative Orca sides.

In 2013, he signed a contract with Newcastle Knights and was made captain of their Holden Cup under 20s side. Danny, the youngest player (now aged 18) in the team, led the Knights to the 2014 minor premiership and later he was named in the 2014 Holden Cup team. To cap off his NRL year, the Knights extended his contract for a further two years from 2015.

Recently, Danny was given the honour of being selected for the Junior Kiwis squad and was made vice-captain. Danny and his team played the Kangaroos in Auckland on 20 October.