Tony Lamborn is back in Maroon for the 2021 SIT Zero Fees Southland Stags season.
Lamborn is returning for what will be his third season for the Stags, following their 2020 season that won back the Southland fans.
The powerhouse loose forward and fan favourite has spent the last few months recovering from long overdue ankle surgery. Lamborn was named SIT Zero Fees Southland Stags Player of The Year, all on an ankle that was causing issues, not that the public could tell.
“My ankle is great, the last few seasons I’ve been at about 80% and this year It’s 100%.”
He adds he is ready to be a leader on the field once again and in that bring more pride and accolades to the Southland fans.
“I’m excited about the team Dale is building, there is a great mix of new and returning players and we aren’t going to settle for any less than finals footy this season.”
Head Coach Dale MacLeod is pleased to have Tony back, and knows it was an important component for the 2021 squad.
“Having Tony back for 2021 is a massive boost for the Stags. The last 3 months have been very challenging around putting a competitive squad so this is very positive news. What I like about Tony is that every time he puts on the Stags jersey you know what you are going to get, 100% commitment. His ability to play through pain week in and week out never ceases to amaze me. I am looking forward to working with Tony in this years NPC .”
Tony will be joining the SIT Zero Fees Southland Stags squad when they assemble in mid-July.