Guinean rugby league player who currently coaches the academy team at Hull
Kingston Rovers. Stanley also plays for Beverley Rugby Union Club. He recently
played forHalifax in the Co-operative Championship. He has also previously
played for Hull KR, Huddersfield Giants and Bradford Bulls. He is a versatile
player, with the ability to cover virtually any position on the pitch. He was a
regular for the PNG for over 15 years, and captained the side on many occasions.
He is highly regarded almost universally in the UK and Australia and his home
country as a rugby league legend and is one of the most highly regarded players
in the game.
Stanley Gene's representative career lasted over a decade. He
made his name for PNG in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup, and also played in the
2000 and 2008 tournaments. In addition, he represented his country in numerous
test matches before announcing his intention to retire from international rugby
league following the 2008 World Cup. Following PNG's exit from the tournament,
he was tearfully carried from the field by his team mates and given a standing
ovation by the crowd. He is regarded in Papua New Guinea as a sporting legend.