Fraser Anderson attended The
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
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 currently the 2007 reigning National
Champions. He even had a movie made about him.
It's definitely not hard to find Rugby players eager to take hisbusiness
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 Their team Goal: "To
do our best" in rugby, life
He has represented the successful
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
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
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
from 1988 to 1992, and was selector-coach of the provincial side from
1993 to 1996.
Football, Rugby, and Soccer
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. www.broncos.com.au
known as Viliami in Tonga (born 9 May 1992) is an Australian
A New South WalesState
back, he has also representedNSW
He is the son of formerAustralian
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 amissionaryfor
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
The young 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 work.
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
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
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
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.
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
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)
Lagi played 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,"
Sefa served 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.