Fraser Anderson attended The Church
College of New Zealand and
was in the A1 Basketball team and was also Student Body Boy
President in his 7th form year.
Fraser Anderson made his first
grade debut for the Brisbane Broncos in Round 14
vs South Sydney at Telstra Stadium. He has been a regular in
the run-on side for the Cronulla Sharks in the centres.
After quitting the New Zealand
Warriors development squad in 2003 to become a Mormon missionary
in the Philippines , the product of Auckland’s East Coast Bays
club gained another chance at the big time.
Larry Gelwix, CEO Columbus
Travel, and coach of the Highland High Rugby Team.
The Highland High School Club Rugby team of Salt Lake City have
won the National Rugby Championships almost every year since
its inception. Highland High dominates High School Rugby
in the US. They are he 2007 National
Champions. He even had a movie made about him.
Brother Gelwix considers
athletic ability to be a gift from God, and uses the parable
of the talents from the Bible to explain to the players what
they should do with their gift. By using the gift wisely, as
they did in Africa, he has seen the players regularly multiply
their rewards in all facets of their lives. church News
Goal: "To do our best" in rugby, life
He has represented the
successful New Zealand Sevens since 1999, winning four IRB Sevens
titles as well as the World Cup in Argentina in 2001. He
is the son of legendary All Black Sid Going.
"The greatest match winner
Rugby has known, Sid Going, M.B.E. halfback extraordinary. Fellow
All Black Grant Batty said of him in 1977. He was and still
is the greatest Rugby player in the world. " Super Sid, " The Story Of A Great All Black, was written
by Bob Howitt
Sid Going, the great All Black
half back was born on August 19 1943 in Kawakawa New Zealand.
He was a Maori rugby player, who his fans called Super Sid,
and one of three brothers, all of whom were All Blacks.
Sid served a mission in Canada.
Going was honored with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British
Empire) in 1978 for his contributions to Rugby, and continued
to be involved with the game after retiring that same year.
He coached Northland secondary school
teams from 1988 to 1992, and was selector-coach of the
provincial side from 1993 to 1996.
He has been the CEO
of 3 HUGE sports clubs in South Africa -Border Rugby,
a provincial rugby team, Hellenic Football club, a professional
soccer team, and Black Leopards, another professional soccer
team – the 3rd biggest in the country. He then came
here to New Zealand and became CEO of New Zealand’s only professional
soccer team, the New Zealand Knights Football Club.
Guy encourages athletes to pursue education,
whether in traditional settings or
Hannant came back to the Broncos
in 2006 on the promise of a chance and took it when it was given
to him. The devout Mormon earned his spot with powerhouse bursts
from the bench, and finished the season with a premiership ring.
Further entrenching himself in the top 17 and perhaps even getting
a starter's jersey are Ben's goals for this season. If willingness
to work is any indication - Hannant completes a 3am shift at
Rocklea Markets every day before training - he will succeed.
Hopoatealso known as Viliami in Tonga (born 9 May 1992) is an
Australian professionalrugby leaguefootballer for theManly-Warringah Sea
A New South WalesState of Originthree-quarter back, he has also representedNSW City.
He is the son of formerAustralian international,John Hopoate.
Turning down million-dollar contract
offers for two years of nonprofit service might seem silly to
some. But that’s just what 19-year-old Australian rugby star
Will Hopoate did in May when he chose to become a missionary
for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)
instead of accepting a lucrative offer to keep playing rugby. newsroom.lds.org
ONE of the game's brightest young
stars, Krisnan Inu, has aborted plans for a two-year overseas
religious mission and will continue his career in the National
winger, a devout Mormon, believes he can accomplish more for
the church as a role model for younger followers if he remains
in the game.
His decision followed a lengthy
talk with his parents, who agreed the Parramatta star was more
valuable to the church in the limelight than doing missionary
Served a church mission in
Brisbane, Australia - Mandarin Chinese speaking, 1997-99.
He played his first cap with the U.S. Eagles against Argentina
in the PARA Championship Series in Toronto. Kimball is only
the second Eagle from BYU, the first being the BYU assistant
coach Mark Ormsby.
In just two seasons at the
club New Zealand born prop Kylie Leuluai has won two Grand Finals and one World
Club Challenge medal. Throughout his time at the club Kylie has performed
consistently and is often an unsung hero of the side. Kylie is a tough, no
nonsense front rower who made his Rhinos debut on the opening day of the 2007
season against Salford City Reds and went onto make 11 more starts and 19
substitute appearances. As a big hitter Leuluai provided the Rhinos with power
and was at his best for the team in the Grand Final Play Off game against St
Helens where he had a barnstorming performance. He notched up one try in the
season, which came against Salford at Headingley Carnegie.
He is a former team mate of
current Rhino Scott Donald, whom he played with at Manly. He was also played in
the same New Zealand U19 side as his new team mate - Ali Lauitiiti and he played
in the New Zealand Maoris side with former Rhino Clinton Toopi in the 2000 World
In 2003 he signed for
Parramatta and after a fantastic campaign that season he was named Premier
League player of the year. After one season with the Eels he signed for Manly
Sea Eagles where he became a first team regular. In his debut campaign he made
22 appearances and scored 3 tries.
Over the next two years he
made a further 35 appearances and in his final season at the club he helped the
side to an NRL Play Off position. In 2006 he played for Samoa in the qualifier
against Fiji and helped their cause by scoring a try in the 30-28 win over in
Sydney and in 2008 he helped Samoa to victory over Tonga in the World Cup in
Australia before suffering defeat against Ireland.Kylie is a devout Christian
and attends The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his favorite
film is one produced by the church called Together Forever. If he could be
another person for a day he would be Jesus Christ. en.wikipedia.org
He played four games for New Zealand
in 1997. That year he scored 13 tries in 16 games - including
three tries in his second game for the All Blacks. A nephew
of rugby greats Ken, Sid and Brian Going, his younger brother
Brad Miller currently plays for North Harbour. Todd Miller has
twice played in successful Waikato Ranfurly Shield challenging
teams - in 1993 and 1997.
Served full-time in the New
Zealand Wellington Mission.
Todd Miller is a talented attacking
fullback but his progress has been hindered by his Mormon beliefs
which prevent him playing on Sundays”
He plays in the Centre position,
but can also cover second five-eighth and wing. Of Samoan descent,
Nonu is known for his blonde-streaked dreadlocks and former
penchant for wearing eyeliner on the field.
The explosive, some would say flamboyant,
Ma’a Nonu has built a reputation as one of the toughest marks
in world rugby, able to break the line, off-load the ball and
set up or score scintillating tries. Though he played mostly
in the No 13 jersey for the Hurricanes during the Rebel Sport
Super 14 in 2006, Nonu is equally comfortable at second five-eighth,
where his distribution and kicking skills continue to improve.
Ex Sydney University backrower
who has good skills and does a lot of work that goes unnoticed.
Predominantly a number 8, Bo's versatility has seen him play
all back row positions for the Breakers.
(University of British Columbia)
his junior football in Ipswich, Queensland, playing rugby union,
before being signed by the St. George Illawarra Dragons. He
played for the Dragons' Premier League reserve-grade team in
2006. In Round 2 of the 2007 NRL season he made his NRL debut
for the Dragons against the Newcastle Knights. In 2008, Setu
played 2 games for the Dragons' Toyota Cup team, scoring 1 try.
He then signed a contract with the Brisbane Broncos starting
in 2009. In 2010, Setu announced he would be leaving the
Broncos to serve a 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints in Birmingham, England starting in 2011.
After returning from his missionhe signed with the with the
Melbourne Storm starting in 2013.
his two years as a Mormon missionary without playing Rugby actually
made him a better footballer. He served in
the England , Birmingham Misson.
told news.com.au He wants
to ditch the tag as "that Mormon guy" and be known as a consistent
footballer. "Everyone does just think of me as that Mormon guy
and that's fine, I get it, but I would like be thought of as
someone who is playing good footy,"
his mission in Tonga then went to Japan to play rugby
he plays for the Ikale Tahi rugby team. He returned
to Tonga to represent his country in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
He is active in the church.