mt.wellington

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Syd Eru

Syd Eru 1998 1

Wellington hooker, a 19-Test veteran for NZ between 1995 and 1998, was a foundation member of the Auckland Warriors in 1995. He was signed as a back up hooker but by the end of the 1995 season he had replaced Duane Mann as the starting hooker. He played 59 games for the Warriors and retired from the team and the professional game in 1999.

Eru’s international career got off to a rocky start in 1995 when he played against France and Australia but was then banned from the World Cup competition after testing positive to the drug pseudo ephedrine.

  • 1990 - Junior Kiwis
  • 1992 - New Zealand Kiwis
  • 1995 - Played for Auckland Warriors
  • 1995 - New Zealand Kiwis
 
mt.wellington

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19. SYD ERU
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We had very little to go on last time we looked for Syd. Thankfully Ive been able to track down a lot more with Syd being quite active on Facebook.

He is living in Tākaka. Tākaka is a small town situated at the southeastern end of Golden Bay, at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island, located on the lower reaches of the Tākaka River.

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From what I can tell from his posts he spends his days fishing, hunting and doing whakairo, the Maori art of carving as well as odd jobs like NIWA research, concreting, building, archeology, to Maori eco tours. As anyone who lives in small towns will know you do whatever work you can to keep the lights on.

Heavily involved with the Maori culture all along that northern coast from Picton to Motueka to Pakawau.

 
Viking

Viking

19. SYD ERU
Last update

We had very little to go on last time we looked for Syd. Thankfully Ive been able to track down a lot more with Syd being quite active on Facebook.

He is living in Tākaka. Tākaka is a small town situated at the southeastern end of Golden Bay, at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island, located on the lower reaches of the Tākaka River.

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From what I can tell from his posts he spends his days fishing, hunting and doing whakairo, the Maori art of carving as well as odd jobs like NIWA research, concreting, building, archeology, to Maori eco tours. As anyone who lives in small towns will know you do whatever work you can to keep the lights on.

Heavily involved with the Maori culture all along that northern coast from Picton to Motueka to Pakawau.

I was just in Takaka last weekend, it'd be a great place to live. It's the Coromandal of the South Island so lots of alternative living, yoga retreats, reggae nights etc. I was in Motueka for work many years ago and Simon Mannering was the pride of the town despite there being no league played in the region.
 
DavidMcKay1974

DavidMcKay1974

19. SYD ERU
Last update

We had very little to go on last time we looked for Syd. Thankfully Ive been able to track down a lot more with Syd being quite active on Facebook.

He is living in Tākaka. Tākaka is a small town situated at the southeastern end of Golden Bay, at the northern end of New Zealand's South Island, located on the lower reaches of the Tākaka River.

View attachment 48221

From what I can tell from his posts he spends his days fishing, hunting and doing whakairo, the Maori art of carving as well as odd jobs like NIWA research, concreting, building, archeology, to Maori eco tours. As anyone who lives in small towns will know you do whatever work you can to keep the lights on.

Heavily involved with the Maori culture all along that northern coast from Picton to Motueka to Pakawau.

Well done mt.wellington

I loved watching Syd play.

I was taught Te Reo Maori for a year by his uncle. His Uncle was very proud of him.

Always wondered what happened to Syd.

RIP his uncle as well who passed away a few years ago.
 
mt.wellington

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I was just in Takaka last weekend, it'd be a great place to live. It's the Coromandal of the South Island so lots of alternative living, yoga retreats, reggae nights etc. I was in Motueka for work many years ago and Simon Mannering was the pride of the town despite there being no league played in the region.
I can tell from his videos that its an amazing place. I actually thought he was in Coromandel or Mt Maunganui. With all the fishing and hunting he does in the sun he certainly lives the good life...
 
Viking

Viking

I can tell from his videos that its an amazing place. I actually thought he was in Coromandel or Mt Maunganui. With all the fishing and hunting he does in the sun he certainly lives the good life...
It's a prick of a drive over the Takaka hill to get there so similar to Coro in isolation but better IMO. My cousin used to live there with her husband\guru (twice her age) in a house with mud floors lol. The place used be a haven for German hippies, it's been gentrified since. Worth a visit.
 
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Worried2Death

Worried2Death

I'll never forget Syd carving up Souths in '95, he ran rings around them like Jarryd Hayne that day, one of our best hookers.
 
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#9 belonged to Syd. After a bad loss Syd ripped it off and threw it into the crowd. The person I bought it off was the one who caught it at Mt Smart lol. #6 was match worn by Gene Ngamu...
 

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