STOWERS Sherwin < Back  
Sport Rugby Sevens
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 19 May 1986 in Auckland, NZL
Height1.86 m
Weight 95 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Karina
Residence Auckland, NZL
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Teaching
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Counties Manakau: Auckland, NZL
Name of coach Sir Gordon Tietjens [national], Tana Umaga [club]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Fullback
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for New Zealand
General Interest
Nicknames Sherz (irbsevens.com, 09 Dec 2009)
Hobbies Supporting Manchester United FC, going to the beach, fishing. (youtube.com, 16 Feb 2012; allblacks.com, 20 Jul 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (steelers.co.nz, 21 Sep 2013)
Hero / Idol England rugby player Jason Robinson, US basketball player LeBron James. (allblacks.com, 20 Jul 2010)
Injuries He suffered a hamstring injury in the Dubai leg of the 2012 Sevens World Series. (irbsevens.com, 07 Dec 2012)

He was ruled out of the Adelaide leg of the 2010 Sevens World Series with an ankle injury. (irbsevens.com, 12 Mar 2010)

He sustained a serious leg injury in 2010. (allvoices.com, 15 Feb 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He always prays before a match. (steelers.co.nz, 21 Sep 2013)
Famous relatives His wife Karina has played rugby for New Zealand's women's team. (allblacks.com, 14 Jul 2013)
Ambitions To represent New Zealand at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (youtube.com, 16 Feb 2012)
Other information ADMIRATION FOR COACH
He enjoys the coaching methods of New Zealand sevens coach Sir Gordon Tietjens. "He's an awesome coach technically. Each team we come up against we play a different style and brand of sevens. The tournaments we have won all come down to his game plan and the structures he puts in place." (ur7s.com, 26 Jan 2010)