Marist St Pats '50th Anniversary team' announced

In front of a packed house who attended the 50th Jubilee Dinner at the clubrooms, MC Tony Duffin announced the 'Marist St Pats 50th Anniversary team'. With many of the players in attendance, they were presented with a personalised, commemorative jersey. We were treated to video messages from Victor Vito and John Schuster from France and Samoa respectively.

The selection panel consisted of Brian Coulter, Kevin Horan, Iain Potter and John Duignan. Iain gave us some insight earlier this week into how challenging it was to select this team. In the end they selected a squad of 23 players, broken into 15 forwards and eight backs.

The side features eight All Blacks; three Maori All Blacks; four Manu Samoa players and over 1000 first class matches between all players. The full team is listed below in alphabetical order.

Marist St Pats' 50th Anniversary team

Grant Batty
All Black #715; Wellington; Bay of Plenty; 78 first class matches
Norm Broughton
Maori All Black; Wellington; 64 first class matches
Lome Fa'atau
Manu Samoa; Wellington; Hurricanes; Chiefs; 131 first class matches
Isaac Feaunati
Manu Samoa; Wellington; Crusaders
John Fleming
All Black #785; Wellington; Waikato; 151 first class matches
Robert Gray
Wellington; 76 first class matches
David Hansen
Wellington; Waikato; 36 first class matches
Kevin Horan
Joe Karam
All Black #713; Wellington; 45 first class matches
Brian McGrattan
All Black #850; Wellington; Waikato; 146 first class matches
Mike O'Leary
Wellington; 85 first class matches
Paul Quinn
Maori All Black; Wellington; 103 first class matches
Brendan Reidy
Manu Samoa; Wellington
Ged Robinson
Wellington; Hawkes Bay; Canterbury; Hurricanes; Rebels; Crusaders; Highlanders; 100 first class matches
John Schuster
All Black #880; Manu Samoa; Wellington; 105 first class matches
Neil Sorenson
Wellington; Manawatu; 130 first class matches
Maurice Standish
Wellington; 61 first class matches
Jeffery To'omaga-Allen
All Black #1130; Wellington; Hurricanes; Chiefs; 168 first class matches (and counting)
Bernie Upton
Wellington; Bay of Plenty; North Harbour; Hurricanes; Chiefs; 98 first class matches
Victor Vito
All Black #1103; Wellington; Hurricanes; 199 first class matches (and counting)
Bernie Wanden
Gerard Wilkinson
Wellington; 100+ first class matches
Tu Wyllie
All Black #823; Maori All Black; Wellington; 110 first class matches

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