Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Centre of attention

One of Wairarapa’s strongest players of the post-war period makes our team at centre.  Manuera Ben Couch is best remembered today for his political activities, and support for the 1981 South African tour of New Zealand, but he was a 20 game veteran of the New Zealand Maori side and also played tests against Australia in 1947 and 1949 -  after missing selection for the South African tour because of his Maori ancestry.

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