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Gene Syminton

Syminton, 25, will arrive at the club from New Zealand side Hawke’s Bay, where the forward has been plying his trade in the National Provincial Championship.

The five-foot-eleven, 230-pound hooker is currently in his second season with Hawke’s Bay, and was a member of last year’s Magpies side that produced the NPC’s top regular season record.

Prior to joining the Napier-based club, Syminton spent three years with Manawatu, developing in the Turbos’ academy before earning a roster spot on the senior team.

Since returning home to join the Magpies, the local product has rounded out his rugby schedule with Taradale on the Hawke’s Bay club circuit; he notably helped guide the Maroons to the prestigious Nash Cup-Maddison Trophy double in late 2021 alongside Hawke’s Bay teammate and Arrow #70 Lolani Faleiva.

Updated: Oct. 11, 2022

Position Hooker
Height 5'11"
Weight 230lbs
Hometown Matapiro, New Zealand
Grassroots Club Taradale