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Teddy Stanaway

All Black Sevens (2015-16)
New Zealand U20s (2008)
Cook Island Under 20s (2008)
Auckland Under 18s (2007,2006,2005)
Northern Regions A (2007)
St Kents 1st XV (2007,2006,2005,2004)
Auckland Under 16s (2005)
Auckland Under 15s (2004)


The bustling Bay of Plenty centre has made the most of his chances after being called in as an injury replacement to make his debut at the Cape Town Sevens in December. He’s a powerful runner and his consistent form saw him rewarded with four appearances in the black jersey in the 2015/16 season. He stood out as a young player being a member of the World Champion New Zealand Under 20 side in 2009 and captained the Cook Islands to the same tournament the previous year. He made his provincial debut for Auckland aged just 19 in 2008. Tenacity and strength are his hallmarks so no surprises the father of three young girls cites Muhammad Ali as his hero.

Favourites:

Rugby ground: Bruce Pulman Park
Rugby player and why: Carlos Spencer, because he invented razzle
Earliest rugby memory: Waking up to watch the All Blacks in the 1995 RWC with mum
Best rugby memory: Watcing my little brother Xavier lace up fir Karaka
Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: My three girls, they are my why
Food: Porridge or weetbix
Actor/Actress: Morgan Freeman
Movie: Ali
Book: Hairy Maclary, Lulu's favourite
On your itunes/iphone playlist: Outkast - ATLiens
Holiday destination: There's no place like home
Non-rugby sports team: The ant eaters touch team
Sporting hero: Muhammad Ali
If I could meet one person, it would be... My grandad, I've been told he was a great man
I hate it when... The day goes too fast
I can't live without... My three girls
If I was a superhero I would be... The Tick, because he's blue
If I wasn't a Sevens rugby player, I would be... A stay at home dad

Player
Position:
Centre
Born:
03/08/1989
Physical:
1.85m, 97kg
Test Points:
0
Caps:
0
Provincial Team:
Auckland