Ron Hanson Medallists Named

first_imgAustralia’s 12 teams and referee contingent were recognised last night, receiving their Australian jerseys in the lead up to the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series in Auckland in February. Australian Men’s 40’s player, John Samin, Men’s Open player, Anthony Ziade, Women’s Open player, Peta Rogerson and Men’s 20’s player, Sam Brisby were named the Ron Hanson Medallists, the flag bearers for the event. Referee David Baggio was also recognised, named the Australian referee’s Flag Bearer for the event. Here’s what the Flag Bearers had to say when receiving the honour on Saturday night:John Samin35 World Cup caps, three Test caps, 26 European Championships caps, 11 All Nations caps“This means so very much to me, receiving this award from a very special friend and a legend of the game. We need to treasure our legends because they are so very, very special. Thank you to all involved, it’s a very, very great honour.”Sam Brisby Nine World Cup caps, two Test caps (six Youth Test caps)“Firstly I’d just like to thank you for this medal and honour to be the Flag Bearer, it’s a great honour. I’d also like to thank Wayne and all the team for the effort they’ve put in for this tour, having so many teams. I’d also like to thank Sfeirsy, Mick and Al for our team and putting in all of the effort, I’m sure it’s the same for every other team and I wish everyone else the best of luck over in New Zealand.”Peta Rogerson 20 World Cup caps, nine Test caps, nine All Nations caps“I’m really speechless, it’s an absolute honour to represent everyone here tonight, there’s so many people when I look around tonight, there are so many idols of mine here in the room and so many up-and-coming girls and guys that are playing so well. The fact that I’m still getting the opportunity to play with some of these young girls, I’m so happy to be able to do and this will be something that I’ll never, ever forget and I’m very privileged so thank you very much.”Anthony Ziade19 World Cup caps, nine Test caps, nine All Nations caps “It’s a big honour obviously to carry your flag for your country at your chosen sport, that’s anyone’s dream. For our younger players, the 18’s and the 20’s and our older fellas out there, you’ve got to cherish it, you don’t know when our last tournament is coming.”Stay tuned to the TFA YouTube channel for the highlights from the function – Related LinksRon Hanson Medallistslast_img