toyota cup team of the year

  1. Omar Slaimankhel

    Omar Slaimankhel

    Slaimankhel was born in Pakistan to Afghani refugees. When he was two years old his family moved to New Zealand. Slaimankhel grew up playing rugby union until he switched codes to join the New Zealand Warriors rugby league development side. He played in the first XV for Auckland Grammar School...
  2. Russell Packer

    Russell Packer

    Educated at Foxton Beach School and Manawatu College, Packer originally played rugby union from a young age for the junior Foxton rugby club and also for a junior Marist club in Nelson. Packer also played in the Foxton Rugby League Under 14s side at the age of nine years in a curtain raiser...
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