Cody Harris and Haupai Puha reached the Quarter-Finals at the World Cup of Darts this past weekend before losing out to Japan and after that ‘Code Star’ believes the sky’s the limit for the new duo.
He said in an interview with PDC.TV after the event that if they can play well on the big stage when it matters and take the opportunities, he believes they could be World Champions.
“I’m very proud of myself and Haupai and I’m sure our country is very proud of us,” said Harris. “We really enjoyed the weekend and I’m looking forward to coming back next year to do it again. “We all play really good on the floor, like these top pros, and it’s just having to do it at the right time up on stage and taking the opportunities. “If we do, I really think New Zealand is good enough to be World Cup of Darts champions.”
He also spoke about other players in New Zealand and said that some of them have not reached the surface yet; as well that they are all fighting to join him in the UK.
“There’s so many good players back home that the world hasn’t even seen yet and they’re all fighting to come over and give it a go,” he said. “Being on the other side of the world and having families, it’s a hard decision to make even if you do qualify to come over. You have to be ready to pack everything and come over for a while and leave everything back home.
Harris also spoke about his personal goals and said that he is going to carry on going till he reaches the top 32 and that games against such players as Peter Wright give him hope that he’s good enough.
“I’ve played against Peter Wright when he was number two at the time and got that win under my belt, and these games make it reassuring that I am good enough. “I’m going to carry on until I get to the top 32. We’re still learning as we’re going along and hoping for the best.”
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That's simply brilliant from Cody Harris!
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Author: Samuel Gill