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1999 - Otago Highlanders Squad
Brendan Laney


Born - 16. 11. 73 in Invercargill
Physical - 1.83 m ; 94 kg
Position - Fullback - Wing - Utility Back
School - Timaru Boys High School
NPC Team - Otago
First Class Career - 109 games, 62 tries, 538 points
Super 12 Career - 14 games, 2 tries


Profile

Became the favourite of Carisbrook for his try scoring exploits for Otago in 1998, when he equalled the first division N.P.C try scoring record of 15 tries in a season. Uniquely, he shares the seasons try scoring record of 16 for Otago (P. Cooke) and 13 for South Canterbury (J. Ellery and C. Dorgan).


Nick Name - Boofa and Chainsaw
My earliest rugby memory is of - Temuka Under 190's on a frosty morning
The position I played at secondary school was - Wing/Fullback
My favourite rugby star back then (if obscure,qualify) - John Kirwan
The player I respect the most is - David Latta
If there's one side I like to beat it is (Why?) - The next one - I hate losing
The best thing about rugby is - The friends you make
The worst thing about rugby is - Aftermatch bus rides
My best moment in rugby was - Being picked for NZ Colts
My best moment outside of rugby was - My video purchase of Roy Cubby Brown
My most embarrassing moment was - Crashing my car

Favourite:
• Food - Pancakes with cream
• Book/Magazine - Rugby Monthly
• T.V Programme - The Simpsons
• Movie - Ace Ventura/Braveheart
• Actor/Actress - Tom Hanks
• Country to visit - Hawaii
• Ground - Carisbrook

I hate it when - I forget my mouthguard and underwear
I'd hate to be without - My electric blanket especially in Dunedin
The best advice my mother gave me was - Drive carefully (but I obviously wasn't listening!!)
The Sportsperson I most admired is - Bob Charles
For relaxation I like to - Play gold and watch T.V
If I wasn't a rugby player I'd like to be - Playboy Photographer
My other major interest is - Golf
My ambition in life is - To be happy and healthy
I was stranded on a desert island I'd like to meet - A boat builder
Other Interests: (e.g. Music etc., Can you play a musical instrument) - Guitar
 

 

 
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