Winston Stanley (rugby union)

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Winston Stanley
Full name Winston Thomas Norman Stanley
Date of birth (1989-02-11) 11 February 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Brisbane, Australia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 95 kg (14 st 13 lb; 209 lb)
Notable relative(s) Benson Stanley (brother)
Joe Stanley (uncle)
Jeremy Stanley (cousin)
Tim Cahill (cousin)
Chase Stanley (cousin)
Mike Stanley (cousin)
Kyle Stanley (cousin)
Sam Stanley (cousin)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre / Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015– Harlequins ()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2011
2014−2015
Auckland
Northland
30
4
((25)
(0))
Correct as of 17 October 2014
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2011
2012–2013
2014–2015
Blues
Force
Highlanders
6
20
1
((0)
(20)
(0))
Correct as of 2 June 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014−
2009
Samoa
New Zealand U20
3
4
((5)
(10))
Correct as of 26 November 2016

Winston Stanley (born 11 February 1989 in Brisbane, Australia) is an Australian-born Samoan rugby union footballer who usually plays as a centre and occasionally as a wing.

Stanley began his career in New Zealand, playing for Auckland in the ITM Cup between 2007 and 2011.[1] During that time he also made 6 appearances for the Blues in Super Rugby.[2]

He moved back to his native Australia ahead of the 2012 Super Rugby season and signed for the Perth based Western Force. He made 11 appearances in his first season with the side and scored 2 tries.[3]

Stanley was a member of the New Zealand Under 20 team that won the 2009 IRB Junior World Championship where he was later nominated for IRB junior player of the year losing out to Aaron Cruden.[4]

Winston last played New Zealand club rugby for Dunedin Rugby Football Club.

Though born in Australia and represented the New Zealand Under-20's team, he represents Samoa at international level, making his debut against Italy on 8 November 2014 off the bench.

On 23 April 2015, Stanley moved to England to join Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership for the 2015-16 season.[5]

Reference List[edit]

  1. ^ "Winston Stanley Auckland Player Profile". Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Winston Stanley Blues Player Profile". Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Winston Stanley Western Force Player Profile". Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Benson Stanley IRB JWC 2009 Player Profile". Retrieved 13 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Harlequins sign Samoa international centre Winston Stanley". Sky Sports. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 

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