Cane Coles Crockett Faumuina B. He was also named World Rugby’s breakthrough player of the year. That same year, Milner-Skudder was awarded Man of the Match for his performance in the first test against South Africa which included two tries. He was three tests matches back into his All Blacks’ comeback, when he dived on a ball at Newlands and immediately knew what had happened. But now I think it is what it is, and it’s made me the person I am. Milner-Skudder began his professional career by switching to rugby league and was a member of the Sydney-based, Canterbury Bulldogs under Holden Cup side in and Milner-Skudder burst on to the New Zealand scene in , making such a fine fist of his rookie campaign with the Hurricanes that he was soon tucking away his All Blacks debut against the Wallabies in Sydney , and emerging as first-choice right wing for the World Cup.
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Retrieved 24 October He quickly established himself as a regular in the Manawatu starting line-ups and although injury limited him to just five appearances in he was named as a member of the Hurricanes wider training group for the Super Rugby season.
Nobody, least of all Milner-Skudder, figured he’d be part of the All Blacks’ run to an historic title repeat in England, so he’s well aware that at the biggest event in his sport, fairytales can come true. All those setbacks have shaped me into being mentally mikner and able to cope with adversity. Skuddder suffered his minler shoulder injury while on Super Rugby duty for the Hurricanes.
But now I think it is what it is, and it’s made me the person I am. He scored New Zealand’s first try in the RWC final, going over in the far right corner just before half time, and was awarded the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year in He played his first test in nearly two years against Argentina in New Plymouth, where he scored a try in the All Blacks win.
Retrieved 20 October He moved back to New Zealand for and linked up with the Massey University rugby union team, before neye selected by his local ITM Cup side, Manawatudebuting during the season. It’s fair to say he has learned to be philosophical about the toll injuries have taken on his career. So no, bloody excited,” Milner-Skudder said of his emotions, after being picked to play Argentina in Nelson on Saturday.
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Now picked again for the first time since his most recent dislocation, against Mipner Africa mklner Cape Town last October, the year-old returns a very resilient character. Buff Milner cousin George Skudder uncle. Adding to the anxiety levels is the fact that, soon enough, he’ll be heading to a country he’s never even set foot in. Just another one for a fellow who’s faced a fair few of them since that dream breakthrough season. In the second test against South Africa, Milner-Skudder left the field at half time with another serious shoulder injury, ruling him out of rugby for at least 6 months.
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This page was last edited on 15 Aprilat Retrieved from ” https: Their forefathers were born and raised in Lapaha, Tongatapu in Tonga, before they left to New Zealand. Milner-Skudder said the decision to head to Toulon was one that he agonised over, for all the common-sense it made.
Of course he’s done his due diligence, and the message has been mulner he’ll find the rugby more of a challenge than the lifestyle. You can’t blame him for wondering. Milner-Skudder has not been capped for Manawatu sincedue to the Milher Blacks campaign as well as injuries.
Yes, it’s a longshot after injuries derailed his test career before it had barely got going, but he feels he owes it to himself, and his country, to give it one last crack. I always had on the cards I’d have a look and see what the options were out there.
Wing Waisake Naholo was a real handful for the Wallabies’ defence. But I’ve got to be playing good footy to push my case and earn a spot. It’s a big goal of mine, but I need to put my best foot forward with the Canes, play some good footy and see what unfolds from that. It is fair to say it has not been the same since.
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