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Frank Watene

Athlete from New Zealand

Frank Watene Frank Watene (born (1977-02-15) 15 February 1977 (age 35)) is a professional rugby league footballer, playing at representative level for New Zealand Māori, and at club level for Counties Manukau Heroes, Auckland Warriors, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Hull Kingston Rovers, Castleford Tigers, Dewsbury Rams, and Halifax at club level, as a Prop, or Second-row. Watene started his career with the Otahuhu Leopards in the Auckland Rugby League competition, before being signed by the new Auckland Warriors club in 1994. He made his first grade debut in 1998. Watene toured with the New Zealand Māori rugby league team in 1998 and played for them in the 1997 Oceania Cup and against Great Britain in 1999. Watene currently plays for Halifax in the second division of English rugby league called the Championship. Is of Cook Island descent 'Frank the Tank' signed for Halifax at the start of the 2007 rugby league season after playing for Dewsbury Rams in 2006 and helping them to win their National League two promotion. Watene was named in the dream team after an impressive year. Watene's usual position is Prop Forward however due to his sheer size Watene usually starts off the matches on the  ( Wikipedia article )

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Place of birth
New Zealand
Nationality
New Zealand

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