Stuart Lester

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Stuart Lester
Personal information
Born (1975-02-08) 8 February 1975 (age 42)
New Zealand
Playing information
Position Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996 Counties Manukau 8 0 0 0 0
1997 Wigan Warriors 8 0 0 0 0
Total 16 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP

Stuart Lester (born 8 February 1975) is a New Zealand former rugby league player who played professionally for Wigan.

His brother, Aaron, played professionally for the Auckland Warriors and Whitehaven.

Playing career[edit]

Lester made the Junior Kiwis in 1994 and was part of the side that defeated the Australian Schoolboys side for the first time.[1]

In 1995 Lester was signed by the new Auckland Warriors franchise and played for the Warriors Colts in the Lion Red Cup. He was part of the side that lost the Grand Final that year.[2] He remained with the Warriors in 1996, however he was limited to reserve grade appearances.[3]

In August 1996 he was signed by the Wigan Warriors on a three-year contract, however due to a delay in a work permit he was not allowed to join the club until January 1997.[4][5][6] Lester played eight games for the club during 1997's Super League II.


  1. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1994, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1994. p.154
  2. ^ Lion Red Rugby League Annual 1995, New Zealand Rugby Football League, 1995. p.75-84
  3. ^ Wigan welcome Lester The Independent, 30 January 1997
  4. ^ Wigan to unveil new signing Stuart Lester The Independent, 29 January 1997
  5. ^ Wigan move in for Lester Sunday Mirror, 25 August 1996
  6. ^ Larder looks to former club The Independent, 21 January 1997