The older brother (by two years) of fellow Olympian Barry Maister. Selwyn, a centre half, was chosen to represent New Zealand at four successive Olympics, from 1968-80, having made his New Zealand debut in 1965. He captained the team in 1973-74.

He attended Christchurch Boys’ High School and made such a sports and academic impression that he was rewarded with a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, following the likes of Arthur Porritt, Jack Lovelock and Chris Laidlaw.

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Selwyn's Games History