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Steve Wātene

Steve Wātene, seen at right leading the haka at the opening match of the Kiwis' tour of Australia in 1930, captained both Kiwis and New Zealand Māori teams in the 1930s. A strong and versatile player, Wātene was a back-row forward, a fullback and a loose forward.

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Reference: John Coffey and Bernie Wood, 100 years Maori rugby league 1908-2008. Wellington: Huia, p. 93

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John Coffey, 'Rugby league - Rugby league players', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by John Coffey, published 5 Sep 2013