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Name : Gareth Lynch

Nickname : Gaz

Based : Auckland

Age : 22

Class : 1.0

How long have you been involved with the Wheel Blacks?
About a year and a half. 

What do you love about wheelchair rugby?
It’s an intense, strategic game which I love playing. The awesome team of people make it that much better.

Which team do you look forward to playing the most and why?
Every team. I’m fresh to the international game so any team is just as exciting.

What’s your best memory with the Wheel Blacks?
Putting in the hard work at camps where everyone is satisfied with the performance.

Who is the funniest teammate?
Gavin comes out with some great comments.

If you could be another player for a week who would it be and why? 
Hayden. Would love to be able to generate that much momentum for a hit.

Favourite movie?

Favourite song genre?
Anything from drum and base to chill acoustic beats.

Favourite food?

What is your pre game routine?
Clear the head, get warm, get psyched.

Massive thanks to my girlfriend Shae, my family and my friends for their support. Thanks to Melrose, DG Sport and Lynn River for helping with the gear. And lastly all the volunteers who assist the Wheel Blacks, we couldn’t do it without you.

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