Stan Wright (rugby union)

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Stan Wright
Stan Wright Stade francais 2013-04-19.jpg
Personal information
Full name Stanley Wright
Date of birth (1978-09-29) September 29, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1.5 in)
Weight 131 kg (20 st 8 lb, 288 lb)[1]
School(s) attended Tereora College
Relatives Poila Wright (Mama Tuki)
Club information
Position(s) Prop
Current club Stade Français
Youth clubs
Years Club
Whangarei Marist,Auckland Marist
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
1999–2000
2000–2006
2006
2006–2011
2011–
Ystradgynlais
Northland
Blues
Leinster
Stade Français
?
61 (5)

94 (5)
56 (0)
Representative teams
Cook Islands 9
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

Stan Wright (born 29 September 1978) is a Cook Islands international rugby union player and his current club is Stade Français of the Top 14.[2][3][4]

His favoured position is Prop, being able to play both sides of the scrum.

His previous playing experience was for the Marist Club in Whangarei, and for Northland in the Air New Zealand Cup alongside current world rugby super star Rupeni Caucaunibuca. He was also part of the Auckland Blues squad for the 2006 Super 14 season, however had to withdraw through injury. Wright was selected in the 2007-08 Magners League Dream Team along with six other players from Leinster. Leinster ended up with seven stars in the team with the Cardiff Blues, Edinburgh and the Ospreys providing two players each. Wright was voted by his peers the IRUPA Sports Unsung Hero for the 2008-09 Magners League.[citation needed] He was extremely popular with the Leinster supporters and he earned the nickname 'Cookie Monster' because of his home nation, the Cook Islands.[citation needed]

He became as forwards coach for Suttonians RFC for the 2009-10 season.[citation needed]

Stan's mother, Poila Wright (Mama Tuki) was awarded an OBE in 2007.[5]

In 2011, Stan was the highest paid athlete from the Cook Islands.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/matchcentre/players_statistics_archive.php?includeref=dynamic&player=21491
  2. ^ http://www.irishrugby.ie/22_21215.php
  3. ^ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2010/0617/1224272699112.html
  4. ^ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2010/0621/1224272952581.html
  5. ^ Cook Island Pukapuka
  6. ^ http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/7858737/floyd-mayweather-united-states-best-paid-athlete-espn-magazine