David Lomax

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David Lomax
Personal information
Full name David Walter Lomax
Born (1970-09-21) 21 September 1970 (age 47)
Playing information
Position Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Wainuiomata Lions
1994–95 Canberra Raiders 4 0 0 0 0
1996 Western Reds 1 0 0 0 0
1997 Paris Saint-Germain
1998–99 Newcastle Knights 29 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Huddersfield-Sheffield 54 4 0 0 16
Total 88 4 0 0 16
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Wellington
1993 New Zealand Māori
1993 New Zealand 2 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP

David Walter Lomax (born 1970)[1] is a New Zealand rugby league coach and former player who represented his country. He is the brother of another international, John Lomax.

Early years[edit]

Lomax grew up playing rugby league for the Wainuiomata Lions in the Wellington Rugby League competition and also represented Wellington at a provincial level.

During the 1992 season he lined up alongside three of his brothers; Tony, John and Arnold, for Wellington against Bay of Plenty.[2] All four brothers also played for the Lions that year in their 25-18 national club grand final win over the Northcote Tigers. He represented the New Zealand Māori side in 1993.[3]

Playing career[edit]

He joined the Canberra Raiders about the same time as his brother John. However he could not break into the first grade team at Canberra and soon found himself moving around, spending seasons at the Western Reds and Paris Saint-Germain before settling at the Newcastle Knights where he played 29 matches. He then moved again, joining the merged Huddersfield-Sheffield side before retiring.

Representative career[edit]

During the 1993 season, Lomax made the New Zealand Kiwis, playing in two test matches.

Coaching career[edit]

He later coached the Central Falcons in the Bartercard Cup, making sporadic appearances for the side off the bench.[4] In 2006 he was the coach of the New Zealand Residents side that competed in the Trans Tasman Quadrangular Series.[5] In 2007 he was appointed coach of the Junior Kiwis.[6] He applied for the New Zealand Kiwis coaching job in mid-2007 and was shortlisted however the job ultimately went to Gary Kemble.[7] Lomax then relocated to Wellington where he coached the Te Aroha Eels in 2008 and 2009 before taking over the Porirua Vikings.

Lomax is coaching Wellington in the 2012 National Competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ LOMAX, DAVID WALTER 1993 - KIWI #652 nzleague.co.nz
  2. ^ Coffey and Wood The Kiwis: 100 Years of International Rugby League ISBN 1-86971-090-8
  3. ^ Coffey, John; Wood, Bernie (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 280. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2. 
  4. ^ David Lomax does the double The Dominion Post, June 14, 2004
  5. ^ Rangers Bowed in Opening Battle Archived 2009-09-25 at the Wayback Machine. QRL.com, Accessed 2 August 2009
  6. ^ Stanley set to line up for Junior Kiwis NZRL (Press Release), 11 October 2007
  7. ^ Brown, Michael (29 July 2007). "League: Leuluai a last-minute candidate". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 

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