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Warriors profile: Awen Guttenbeil

Published: 12:51PM Friday July 29, 2005 Source: ONE Sport

Awen Guttenbeil is the senior statesman of the Warriors pack and has become one of the competition's most consistent performers.

Guttenbeil has been at the club longer than any other Warriors barring his good mate Stacey Jones and is set to finish his career with the club in the 2006 campaign.

The workaholic back-rower has been given a new lease of life when coach Tony Kemp started using him off the bench in an impact role mid-way through the season.

Age: 29.

Position: Second row.

Height: 188cm.

Weight:101kg.

NRL Debut: 1996.

Former clubs: Nil.

Earliest memory: Playing up north when I was about four.

First rugby league club: Portland Panthers (Whangarei).

Best thing about rugby league: Doing something that you love. The challenge is something I look forward to and to be able to be paid well to do it as well.

Worst thing about rugby league: Criticism (but you learn to deal with that).

Favourite Food: Japanese.

Favourite Movie: Delerious.

If I was able to have dinner with any three people, who would they be? Marvin Gaye, Eddie Murphy, My wife.

If I wasnt a rugby league player, what would I be doing? When I was at school I wanted to be an arcitect so hopefully something to do with that.

Childhood hero: Growing up up north I looked up to my uncles and my father and also my older brothers.

Biggest influence: My parents.

Best advice my mother ever gave me: Stay true to yourself and also when all of this is said and done your family is still there so respect and love them.

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