Bill Burgoyne

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Bill Burgoyne
Personal information
Full name William John Edward Burgoyne[1]
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Hooker
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Marist Saints
Bay Roskill Vikings
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1968–1969 Auckland
1972–1974 New Zealand 4 1 0 0 3
Source: [2]

Bill Burgoyne is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented his country in the 1972 World Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Burgoyne played for both the Marist Saints and the Bay Roskill Vikings in the Auckland Rugby League competition. In 1968 he was selected for Auckland.[3] He again played for Auckland in 1969, including in Auckland's 14-15 loss to Australia.

He was first selected for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1972, as part of the squad for that year's World Cup. He played in three games at the tournament, scoring a try against Great Britain. He played one more test for New Zealand, again against Great Britain, in 1974.

He played for the New Zealand Māori side in 1972.[4]


  1. ^ William John Edward BURGOYNE, William John Edward (1970 - 74) # 487
  2. ^ William Burgoyne
  3. ^ Coffey, John and Bernie Wood Auckland, 100 years of rugby league, 1909-2009, 2009. ISBN 978-1-86969-366-4.
  4. ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. p. 188. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2.