She is the star of the small screen, but Shortland St star
Teuila Blakely has found herself the subject of attention on
Twitter regarding a leaked sex video with Warriors centre
The New Zealand Herald understands the tape, which appeared
briefly online before being taken down, shows Hurrell taking
a selfie video with an unidentified woman.
Twitter erupted with rumours that the woman in question was
The soap star initially insisted she was not the woman on the
video, but later confirmed to the Herald that it was her.
"Yeah it was me, but it was a private video between me and
Koni and it wasn't meant to have been leaked."
Blakely, 39, has been dating the 22-year-old Warriors centre,
who is the same age as her son, Jared. But she says the
relationship is casual.
"I am not in an exclusive relationship with Koni ... We are
good friends and are very close."
Blakely said the selfie video was filmed "about two months
ago," but she cannot explain how it ended up online. She
believes Hurrell took the video "for fun"and posted it
privately on Snapchat to a friend who leaked it.
"Koni filmed it as a joke, but neither of us knows who
"But I accept what I do in my life, and neither of us are
bothered about it. It was a tape between two people who have
a lot of fun together. It's not like I'm Kim Kardashian," she
Hurrell's manager, Amon Ta'akimoeaka, had little to say. "I
haven't spoken to him about it. I've got no comment to make."
However, Warriors CEO Wayne Scurrah confirmed the club is
investigating the matter. He had no further comment.
NRL chief operating officer Jim Doyle confirmed today Hurrell
was being investigated by the NRL integrity unit, according
to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Hurrell's riding a wave of popularity off the field with
suggestions this week he may be returning to rugby, and
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie admitting he'd consider him for a
Super Rugby contract. However, the Warriors are fighting to
keep their star centre who is contracted with the club until
- Rachel Glucina of the NZ Herald