STEVE WATENE MOKOPUNA FOR KIWIS FOUR NATIONS
Dallin WATENE-ZELEZNIAK Ngati Maru Grandson of the Kiwi legend Puti Tipene (Steve) Watene and Penrith Panthers wing / Fullback, has been selected to start for the kiwis against Australia this Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium.
Steve Watene, a member for Eastern Maori and the first Maori to Captain the Kiwis, Steve was also Captain of the NZ Maori Rugby League Team, originally from the City League Club in Auckland, he was mainly responsible for founding the Manukau Rugby League Club.
His memory is continued through the annual ‘Steve Watene Memorial Trophy’
Photo courtesy PHOTOSPORT NZ