Owen Franks made his 100th appearance for the Crusaders when they played the Highlanders in Christchurch on Saturday night, April 11th.
Franks, 27, who made his debut for the Crusaders against the Western Force in 2009, was picked for the All Blacks later that season and is now considered one of the world’s premier tighthead props.
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Coach Todd Blackadder said of Owen before this momentous event “Everyone will want to make this a special occasion for Owen because he gives so much to this team.”
“He leads the way with his professionalism and dedication and provides an outstanding mentor to other members of the team.”
“He gives 100 percent every single day, both in his preparation and when he plays. I know that Owen will approach this game the same way as he approaches every game, but we will take some time afterwards to mark this important milestone with him and show our appreciation for the immense contribution he makes to this team.”
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The entire Franks Brothers CrossFIT and rugby community are now and always, extremely proud of Owen. And keep watching………there is much more to come!
Again Faster New Zealand is proud to announce a partnership with two of New Zealand’s national sporting heroes who have truly Pursued their Evolution.
Again Faster New Zealand will be the exclusive equipment supplier for Franks Brothers Strength and Fitness as they open several more training facilities throughout New Zealand.
In 2011, Ben and Owen Franks, and their father, were introduced to the global functional fitness community, in a CrossFit HQ video. The video showed the hard work and dedication the Franks Brothers had put into their training while chasing their dream of playing for the All Blacks. The underlying message of the video was the importance of the partnerships they had built to help them get there, in training, coaching and business.
A few years on, not only have the Franks Brothers reached the top levels of sporting greatness, they have also opened several successful functional fitness training facilities around New Zealand, and the plan is for even more growth.
Opportunity for NZ
This growth provides the New Zealand public more opportunity to discover the incredible benefits of functional fitness training with some of the world’s best training equipment from Again Faster New Zealand.
As successful businesses mature, they tend to realize the importance of having strong professional partnerships with likeminded organisations that have similar goals.
A Solid Partnership
This sums up the partnership between one of the most successful, Global Functional Fitness Companies – Again Faster Equipment – and two of the most successful sporting heroes in New Zealand – The Franks Brothers.
The Franks Brothers and Again Faster NZ, a perfect partnership to make great things happen for the Strength and Fitness community in New Zealand.
Editorial credit: Adam Lesniak