Sports German rugby talent Segner makes professional debut in New Zealand

13:25  25 october  2020
13:25  25 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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German student Anton Segner has been in impressive form for the Nelson College First XV. Segner made an immediate impact with the club's under-12 team, even played for the German under-16 He's been well schooled in rugby basics through his New Zealand coaches back in Germany but

Anton Segner is far from your normal New Zealand high school rugby star, the Nelson College first XV member hailing from Germany . In 2017, Segner made the decision to leave his home, leave his family and chase his dream of playing rugby in New Zealand .

The 19-year-old came on as a 51-minute substitute in Tasman Mako's 47:10 home win against Southland Stags. "Now I feel good, definitely. I'm surrounded by a lot of very good team-mates. We're like a family," said Segner.

Er feierte sein Profi-Debüt am Wochenende: Das deutsche Rugby-Talent Anton Segner (l.). © Getty Images He made his professional debut at the weekend: German rugby talent Anton Segner (left).

At the beginning of the season, Segner had signed a two-year contract with the defending champion of the Mitre10 Cup who played in Nelson. The competition is the highest in New Zealand rugby. Nevertheless, he had to wait until matchday 7 for his debut.

Segner drew attention to himself: His first action was a sovereign win of the ball on the alley - part of a planned move that ended with the decisive attempt by the Tonganese international Fetuli Paea. For Tasman, the action was the turning point in the game.

Segner learned rugby as a teenager at SC Frankfurt in 1880. At the age of 15, his New Zealand trainer Tim Manawatu sent him to Nelson College, where he received a scholarship and later even played on the national school team for New Zealand. His dream is to work for the All Blacks, the country's famous national team.

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