Cologne (SID) – German rugby talent Anton Seigner made his debut for the Auckland Blues in the international elite league Super Rugby. The 20-year-old from Frankfurt came on as a substitute in the 64th minute of the top New Zealand club’s dramatic 32:33 defeat against the Wellington Hurricanes on Saturday. The dream of playing for the legendary All Blacks is getting closer and closer.
Segner caused a stir when he made his debut with dynamic ball productions. Nevertheless, the Blues took a clear lead in the final stages of the Ghost Game in Dunedin. Meanwhile, the team around New Zealand superstar Beauden Barrett was ahead in 32:14. Seigner only found out that he was at dinner the day before.
Prior to the season, Seigner had switched from provincial club Tasman Mako to the league of the best teams in Australia and New Zealand. He previously made his debut for the New Zealand U20 national team and captained the country’s school elections.
For the Blues, Seignor faces stiff competition for third-row forward position alongside team captain Tom Robinson, along with All Blacks Dalton Papley, Hoskins Sotutu and Akira Ione.
Segner learned rugby as a teenager at SC Frankfurt 1880. At the age of 15, her New Zealand coach Tim Manawatu sent her to Nelson College, where she received a scholarship. His big dream is to play for New Zealand’s famous national team All Blacks.