Winston Stanley

Winston Stanley comes to the New Zealand Under 19 side with a wealth of experience and family history – his uncle is former All Black Joe Stanley. The newest of the Stanley exports was in the Auckland Grammar First XV four years running, and he captained the side to finish runner-up in the New Zealand Schools National First XV championship in 2006. Stanley also captained the New Zealand Schools team in 2006, his second year in the side. Outside of rugby he enjoys surfing, golf and tennis. He is currently in his first year of studying law and commerce at Auckland University and he hopes to one day work in the field of commercial law. Career notes: Auckland Air New Zealand Cup (2008,2007) Blues Development squad (2008) Ponsonby Premiers (2008,2007) New Zealand Under 19s (2007) New Zealand Secondary Schools (2006,2005) Auckland Grammar School 1st XV (2066,2005,2004,2003) Auckland Secondary Schools (2006,2005) Auckland Under 16s (2004,2003) Favourites: Rugby ground: ‘The Lions Den’ – Auckland Grammar School Rugby player and why: Stirling Mortlock – runs great lines and is a good competitor Food: Anything from Mercury Plaza Actor/Actress: Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie Movie: Happy Gilmour Book: Andrew Johns’ autobiography Singer/Band/Music type: Jack Johnson Holiday destination: Gold Coast Non-rugby sports team: Brisbane Broncos If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Andrew Johns – great life experience and football nous Earliest rugby memories: Playing “for the corner” with my brother on St Pauls fields I hate it when….I’m not good at something and I lose I can’t live without… Mum and family If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be…. a poor struggling full-time student with lots of spare time.

1.85m, 96kg
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